Responding to sites around the world through works
created in site specific installation, intervention, ephemeral sculpture,
video, sound, web, permanent site-specific sculpture, photography, printmaking,painting
Welcoming opportunities to work in different geographic regions &
locations in the world, creating site-specific works in response to the
on map below to go to a more detailed map with links to site photos,
GPS readings and lists of natural materials gathered at each site
on pics below
to get a closer look...
June 2001, commissioned for the illumine Exhibition
opening of the Arthur Erickson Waterfall Building in Vancouver, BC
Nautilus Project was created for the illumine exhibition, honouring the
2001 opening of Arthur Erickson's Waterfall Building. The work was completed
over 5 days and echoes some of the architectural elements found at the
site, including the golden spiral which is the form of the outer stairways
which lead to the rooftop of the building.
spiral is a mathematical equation found throughout nature in the shapes
of seeds, flowers and even galaxies. It has no real beginning or end and
can continue growing infintely.
A golden spiral was overlayed on a map of Vancouver with the 'starting'
point being the Waterfall Building, which is near the entrance to Granville
Island, and totally by chance the 'end' of the spiral was at SFU, another
Arthur Erickson site. Wherever the spiral intersected the places where
land and water met a site was chosen, for a total of 12 sites. Upon going
to these sites it was discovered that, coincidentally, they were all parks.
At each site natural materials were collected and later put into glass
bottles. Each site had water as the one consistent element, water from
rivers, creeks, ponds, lakes and the ocean - which also reflects Erickson's
use of water at both the Waterfall and SFU sites.
The gallery installation included a table that was the shape of a golden
rectangle, and held 72 glass bottles 6 from each of 12 sites
filled with natural site materials, and arranged as a golden spiral. The
wall above the table held the site map with the spiral overlayed on it,
with sites marked. By following the map and counting off the bottles on
the table, viewers could find the original location of the site materials.
Magnifying glasses were provided for viewers to explore the contents of
The sites were also photographed and video taped, and video stills were
presented on the gallery walls that also included GPS readings of the
site locations. Maps were provided for viewers to visit the site locations