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posted on: April 29, 2010

June 17, 1958 (for my grandfather) (#1 from Ostinatos), 2007.
Paper, watercolor, casein, gouache, felt, beads and pins, 48 x 60 inches.
Installed at Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC.

"On June 17, 1958, construction on the Second Narrows Bridge came to a halt when a large portion of its span collapsed into the inlet. Strapped to the bridge with harnesses, eighteen workers lost their lives. My grandfather was crab fishing in the inlet at the time and helped save some of the men that fell into the water. In the 1990's, the bridge was re-named the Ironworker’s Memorial Second Narrows Crossing as a tribute to the workers who lost their lives during its collapse. On both ends of the bridge are plaques commemorating the workers who died in the event. My piece depicts some small flowers located near the north end of the bridge."

living wall by french botanist PATRICK BLANC
designed for the taipei concert hall
read about blanc and see more of his itense (!) work here

installation at the venice biennale 2007 (52nd international art exhibition)

alcohol map of the world for children by MASHA KAPSARGINA. 

temporary sand drawing by JIM DENEVAN-founder of outstanding in the field!
(spotted on le grand cru blog)


  1. seriously, art like this leaves me speechless. some people are so talented...

  2. there is so much inspiration + awesomeness in this post. have a lovely day!

    xo Alison

  3. omg i LOVE this!!! i wonder how long it took people to make these masterpieces?! i am just blown away by the creativity! i love how you showed the big picture and then zoomed in to what it was actually made out of!

    BTW jennifer, just wanted to let you know that I have a giveaway for your choice of a lovely bookmark, hair pin or ring on my blog! =)

  4. these works of art are so crazy! the first one blew me away - is that really wool felt? how cool. i love felt medallions, and never thought to make a mosaic. super neat. thanks for sharing.

    also love the horse in the terrarium. i want him to come live with me in his green little home!

  5. love the sand-man work. what a beautiful way to express, but for a moment

  6. I love the new look of your blog! And the artwork!

  7. oooh love the new set up and header!
    love the art too!!!

  8. Amazing post! These really labor intensive installations are astounding! The attention to detail...

  9. Wow. These photos are beautiful. The bottom collection is my favorite - love the door knob!


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