Walking the Lake Shore-Installation
Three Dimensional Book-Lost Hotel.
Book The Shoreline
Photographic installation-96” wide x 40” wide 9 (76 images)
Poem by Seamus Heaney
The Cooler Project, Made, Toronto, Ontario 2014
Walking is a passion of mine, a way of greeting the world, a way of being in the world. Walking has long been the subject and focus of many artists/writers. From Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, the Surrealists to Richard Long and continues to evolve as an art practice.
In Walking the Lakeshore I takes us on a walking journey, one walk and many walks. Mark- ing time and change. Walking a most personal form of transportation, an ordinary but transformative way of using and “seeing” space. Perambulation, a connection to the world through the soles of one’s feet.
Walking has played a large part in my art practice from artists’ books to photographic instal- lations. The Secret Life of Objects, a 2005 Cooler Project at Made Toronto took us on an imagery journey following the Atlantic Ocean from Greenland to Newfoundland, and Time as Place, 2001, a walk around Dublin Bay an act of memory and of separation. In Walking the Lakeshore I use photographs, drawings, and objects found on my walks.