evolve - The International Works Festival

evolve - The International Works Festival

evolve, created during The International Works Festival in Edmonton, June 21 – July 7, 2010 allowed me the opportunity to continue both exploration and dialogue initiated during the tenuous exhibition. In two weeks, with the assistance of my team, I produced hand made paper casts of five Smart cars. This project presented the idea that although we remain ‘thin, fine and so easily broken’, visually illustrated by the use of paper as a casting material, we are taking steps to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle.’ Directions of a positive nature are shown in the decreased size of vehicles, improved mileage, and the use of recycled materials in manufacturing. That consumers are purchasing these new vehicles is another encouraging sign. I feel that evolve created a response to the iconic truck by creating another piece two years later with the Smart Car as a more optimistic icon for a changing culture and environment.

The installation and creation of evolve happened in the highly public space of Sir Winston Churchill Square. It again provided the opportunity to actually speak to the artist and ask: What are you doing? Why are you doing it? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to me? The public execution of this piece coincided with The Works mandate of public accessibility, education and art appreciation ‘developed and encouraged in a Festival format’ 

evolve (installation)

evolve (installation)

five Smart cars cast in hand made paper

The International Works Art and Design Festival

2010

evolve (Installation)

evolve (Installation)

five Smart cars cast in hand made paper

The International Works Art and Design Festival 

2010

evolve (Installation)

evolve (Installation)

five Smart cars cast in hand made paper

The International Works Art and Design Festival 

2010

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evolve (Installation)

evolve (Installation)

five Smart cars cast in hand made paper

The International Works Art and Design Festival 

2010