Canadian Environmental Art

The CBC has a neat article that examines the state of Canadian art that tackles how we look at the environment. Art is so fun!

Anyone who’s driven down Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway has seen Noel Harding’s most famous public artwork. Elevated Wetlands consists of large, plastic, tooth-like sculptures that serve as planters for wetland vegetation. In addition to fashioning whimsical, inverted storage sheds that act as birdhouses (A Chirp), Harding has recently moved into full-scale environmental planning with a project called Green Corridor. This collaboration with University of Windsor visual arts professor Rod Strickland will see the gradual construction of a two-kilometre “regenerative green zone” surrounding the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor and Detroit. The corridor will feature numerous science and art projects, including wind turbines, “botanical interventions,” pedestrian walkways and water gardens.

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