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MUNICIPAL MIND


Guerilla ice text installations on the streets of Toronto in 2008, based on the book Municipal Mind, by the city's poet laureate, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco. I was inspired by his eloquent writing, about how the vibrancy of a city depends on the creative spirit of the individuals who occupy it.

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Negotiated Space
Installed at the edge of Trinity Bellwoods park. Shot at night with cars driving past.


◄ Global Pilgrim

Gates to to Trinity Bellwood park on Queens street W. Some people stopped to chat but many were just too self-involved in their own pilgrimages.

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EGO
The EGO in Negotiated Space is when citizens don't want to share their space.
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Disappearing Coastline of Human Intimacy
Created this piece in response to the outcry regarding an old warehouse full of artists studios being demolished for condos at 48 Abell Street
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Subliminal
Part of the ice text lined up with snowed over couches and a TV plus the graffiti "Subliminal" in the background. This is someone's Living-Room.
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Golden A
Detail of ice crystals.
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Globalization
Toronto is a global city full of ethic neighborhoods. How long until they all disappear?
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WAR
Letter excerpt from Ste-war-dship. Public spaces are not governed by the public.
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Stewardship
Ice text installed in front of an old mural depicting the neighborhood parks. Evidence of the public being engaged in their parks.
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Randomly Evolving- Igor's Shop
I heard many stories about Igor so i created this piece as an expression of the beauty of non-homogenized storefronts.
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Artist at Work
Photo by Kevin Steele. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinsteele/. Note blue boxes and dolly used to transport my ice letters to the site.
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Ethic of Sufficiency
Dufferin Grove Park has a very active community that grows, sells and cooks food for the neighborhood.
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Oven
The ice letters were installed on top of this wood burning oven, used to make bread and pizzas, as a prime example of the ethic of sufficiency in an urban area.