Friday, August 27, 2010

The Games are Open (Köebberling & Kaltwasser)

This summer, I took part in an installation art project,
The Games are Open
by two German artist,
Köebberling & Kaltwasser.

Using recycled materials from the 2010 Olympic's Athletes Village,
the artists
are constructing a larger than life bulldozer that will
eventually decompose
to provide fodder for new growth. From the
very beginning of construction,
Emily Carr students from sculpture,
photography and industrial design have
assisted in the process.
The students have been instrumental in realising this

artwork that occupies land on the edge of the Olympic Village.
Some of these
tudents have simply volunteered, while others joined
up as part of the Co-op
Program. Recently, the team has been
oined by UBC Architecture student
to create a great mix of expertise and interests on site.

Emily Carr students involved in the project include:
Project Intern: Karen Garrett de Luna, MAA candidate
Volunteers: Neudis Abreu and Desmond Wong
Co-op Students: Lance Cardinal, Tony Charlie, Tom Hsu, Sanghyun Samuel Kim, Bahador Saray, Sarah Storteboom, Chelsea Trousdell, and Shuai Szhao

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Green Revolution Exhibition

Green Revolution is a multi media exhibition that examines the growing movement and impact of greening and sustainability in architecture, design and community practices. Artists, designers, architects, students and other have used alternatives and recycled media to create work that has something to say about the "Green Revolution".

Green Revolution: Impact of Greening and Sustainability
June 3 - July 26, 2010
Leigh Square Community Arts Village

Newly Born (scrubbing pads)

This artwork, Newly Born, is my latest interpretation of the natural beauty of a tree in the park. By piling multiple layers of colourful scrubbing pads which we use on a daily basis, I want to visually articulate the fact that we don’t value and appreciate the ubiquitous trees in our lives. The bright leaf buds and flowers growing on the tree trunk express my hope for a greener and sustainable future.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

On the Color Green, Port Moody Arts Centre (Apr 28 - May 10, 2010)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

3D Gallery - Thinking about Green, group show

The artists in the 3D Gallery responded to the Port Moody Arts Centre’s call for submission
to a thematic show whose subject is the colour green and it was up to the artists how they interpreted it. The Arts Centre was looking for interesting, innovative, creative and insightful works that investigate the colour green.

The selected artists show a wide range of different interpretations. Painter, Alexis J. Beringer is interested in colour as independent means of expressing significant form. Painter, Melanie Cossey is fascinated with 19th century green majolica with its molded surfaces and colourful glazes which she contrasts on her paintings with brightly coloured vegetables. Richard Motchman, also a painter, looks at the surface of water, the infinite shades of green of the Okanagan Lake which he represents in a three dimensional painting manipulated by the viewer. For jewelry designer, Amanda Maxwell green equals growth. Her ‘floatsam’ pieces, wire and fibre jewelry, are inspired by her parents’ garden and the deep darkness of temperate rainforests. Ron Simpson, a former architect, is interested in the studies of buildings and landscape and his five colour linocut print is a study of a nearby house enshrouded in a halo of foliage and overgrown grass.

Sanghyuan Samuel Kim and Ian Freemantle both use found objects and household materials in creating their sculptural objects but Kim’s work is inspired by a literal object, a tree in the park, while Freemantle gets his inspiration from the material itself which he transforms into new objects.

Artist, Christopher Rodrigues creates his photographic work that resembles collage and painting by “borrowing” pixels of colour from images found on the internet. He entirely excludes the camera from the artistic process. He approaches his work as a “regenerative” project in that “it will change in a manner similar to how the Earth is diversifying in the face of global warming and other cataclysmic events.”

Monday, February 15, 2010