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The Don at Dawn, The Humber at Dusk at The Power Plant, 2022 - 2023

This site-specific work references the two rivers that border Toronto's downtown to the east and west. Both the Don (south of Bloor St.) and the Humber (along Black Creek) had sections straightened by settlers for industrial usage. Using 18th Century maps, I traced their paths before they were channelized and placed vinyl drawings of them on the angled windows of The Power Plant's clerestory hallway, which opens up to Lake Ontario. As the sun rises and sets, its light passes over top each present day river and through the coloured vinyl of their historic version, casting the shadow of their "ghost" into the building. 

This work was originally staged in Toronto's EY Tower, which overlooks the landscape. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

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