Submitted by Louise on Sep, 27
"Fugitive Installations; How the West was Undone": A painting of a photograph taken of the Leslie Street Spits.
This is a painting from a photograph stylized in attempt to get as far away from the photograph as possible. It triggers a mental image of a person riding a horse and the power of the horse punching forward. It is a tribute to what has happened to our land in Canada before settlers.
How is this object or story important to you?
It is a tribute to what has happened to our land in Canada before settlers. When Louise returned to the lake everything was completely different. Structures had changed.
What does it add to the story of Toronto?
It represents the creative spirit of random strangers and everyone that creates beauty as well as art out of garbage.
How did you acquire it?
It is self-made. It took approximately 40-80 hours to create. It is one piece in a part of a series.
How old do you think it is?
It was completed in 2011.