This was a Group Project carried out by the Canadian group of women artists collectively known as "13 Feet off the Ground."
My participation in this project came as something of a surprise, because my art does not normally include painting or murals. My main interests are installations and drawing. I was however asked to join the group and very much encouraged to participate in Graniti.
The Graniti organizers of the residency want to broaden the scope of the murals project, and expressed a wish to recover a small property that had been sadly neglected and used as an unsanctioned waste dump. I embraced the idea and proceeded to clean the site and make temporary installations from some of the artifacts found there. Other Group members contributed rocks painted to reference three of the murals.
The Graniti organizers responded enthusiastically and used the transformed site as a tool to show the community how an unattractive space could be converted to become attractive and useful. They intend to make further use of the site for other art projects.
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The initial challenge
Installation from found materials
Educating the children
Butterfles from previous works
Reference to mural by Lori Popaduik
Reference to mural by Deb Bakos
Reference to mural by Melanie Ellery