Mobile, Artwork vinyl wrapped on White Knight Kitchen Inc. Vehicle. This project was presented by Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts and supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and TO Live With Culture. The vehicle was provided by the White Knight Kitchen Inc. The artwork was produced with the Geriatric Admission Unit at The Centre for Addition & Mental Health.
The concept of this piece is really about the creation process itself. It is a reflection of the capacity of creation to incorporate, integrate, and transform seemingly unrelated and different processes to arrive at a point of unity. The strength and effectiveness of a collaborative community based art work persist on an open-minded approach and an open-ended concept. Where participants are provided the proper and necessary guidelines, yet are free to explore and expand their own creative capabilities. This piece is a digital reconfiguration of over sixty different art works, created by over a dozen clients of the Geriatrics Unit at CAMH. The image itself uses the theme of woodworking to reflect the creation process. The woodworking theme was used because it approximately reflects the nature of the business that the truck is used for (White Knights Kitchen Cabinets), and also represents the process of creation. The hands and tools were rendered in black and white to represent the idea of a clean slate, the beginning of the process, free of per-conceived notions and open to imagination. As the hands cut and chip away at the wood a new piece is born ready to float out into the world. Each wood chip and wood carving reveals a section of different pieces of art from the CAMH group, each uniquely different and unrelated on its own, yet in a larger context a vital element on the bigger picture. The middle panel represents the rebirth and renewal of the cycle and process. The same hands that were creating are now supporting the new plant, helping to support the all important link in the chain of sustainability.
13' X 17' Each Side Panel. Digital Vinyl Wrap on Truck. 2009