This is a community garden art project at a seniors' centre in North Vancouver, just off Lonsdale. Last weekend was a three-day community weaving party lead by Alastair, Sharon and Marina; and Alastair will be working all this week to complete the installation. I didn't get photos of all the pieces that will be a part of the final project -- there were quite a few beautiful sections of willow wall already complete by the time I arrived on Sunday afternoon -- so you'll have to check back and I hope to get some photos of the finished installation, which will be up in time for the Lonsdale Spring Celebration next weekend, May 12th.
Here's Sharon showing a couple new hands how to help with the 'cloud snake'
Alastair at work
A participant working on some willow fencing
Marina with one of her beautiful willow birds, like three-dimensional gestures
My thanks to lead artists Alastair, Sharon and Marina; and to all the lovely participants (not all of whom are pictured here)
Projects & Places
Urban Weaver Studio
Aberthau Flax Fibre Food
EartHand Gleaners Society
Means of Production
The Center for Ecoliteracy