Here are some photos of the progress going on with the 99 St. revitalization project. I find it amazing thing to see the work I do translated into a new material… this time a fancy laser machine cutting stainless steel. I worked with a handful of other artists (including my partner in crime, Kristin Gibson) in my neighbourhood, we each did 1-3 designs.
These pieces will be installed on poles down 99 St from approx. 89 ave right to 82 ave (whyte). The final shebang will be unveiled to the public at a event at the end of November 2013.
My favourite part of this entire process was sitting for numerous teas with and 80-something artist named Jean. She has lived in this 'hood since birth, her home is still on the plot of land her grandfather owned when Edmonton began. The men in her family have all worked as Farriers. Jean was the principal of the brick school down my street, among many other colourful things. She also studied art many years ago in France. The stories were simply amazing! She sketched her work and had the organizer translate her work into a digital form for production on metal.
I hope you will enjoy them! You can see my designs and more info about the project right here.