Friday, March 6, 2009

That Vacant Look

Yesterday I went on a recon mission to look for a vacant lot so I could talk to the students about how we can approve bee habitat in the city. It looks like some local folks already have the same idea, perhaps creating community gardens in Pandora Park? Sounds like a great idea. That image of handful of radishes says it all. Down with monoculture!

It was a flip flop day, starting with monochrome cloud cover and developing into a lush blue canvas with a diversity of clouds perfect for the exercise we did with the students earlier in the day. The eagles were circling low on the east side of the harbor, so I followed them and found the vacant lot I was looking for.

We will be creating our own eco-graffiti outside the lot, marking bee habitat we hope to create with our top secret mission.

This is a good spot for an installation using chalk and some ephemeral materials I have been collecting for this purpose. It's at a juncture where residential meets industrial and the atmospere turns sterile and harsh. I think it's a perfect site for some art.

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  1. ello - I googled ginkgko tonight and came across this blog. If you or the other members of MOPARRC are free on Saturday, we are holding 3 ginkgo walks at Van Dusen Gardens as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Like-minded people welcome! We`ll have a table at the entrance to Van Dusen. It`s a cold late spring so far, but we`ll do our best to celebrate cherry blossom festival in Vancouver...