P.E.I. art exhibition focuses on effects of climate change, erosion


Kirstie McCallum is an Island artist. (Tony Davis/CBC - image credit)

Kirstie McCallum is an Island artist. (Tony Davis/CBC – impression credit)

3 P.E.I. artists who are functioning on art initiatives employing the atmosphere all over them came alongside one another this weekend to raise awareness about shoreline erosion and climate modify.

All jobs in the exhibition incorporate dwelling shorelines along Hillsborough River, which use pure buffers in between the ocean and Island cliffs.

Kirstie McCallum is performing on a undertaking in the vicinity of the shore on Tea Hill.

She has produced baskets utilizing identified raspberry cane. She options to plant indigenous wildflowers in the baskets along the shore this spring.

“I think we are in a condition of local climate emergency now. We’re needing to adapt and grapple with the way that our landscapes are changing,” she reported.

Tony Davis/CBC

Tony Davis/CBC

The hope is that the artwork “will inspire folks to see strategies, believe about strategies to maybe harmonize with organic cycles, sluggish down and think about the techniques that we can take alter and function with change as an alternative of resisting and moving from alter, which is inevitable,” McCallum claimed.

The project also attributes a tree that will operate as a sundial representing nature’s relationship with time. The prepare is to have baskets in put with wildflowers in them this spring, she stated.

Doug Dumais, yet another just one of the artists, used five times in an outside studio alongside the river very last summer season. He snapped pictures of insignificant adjustments in the atmosphere and wrote poetry about it.

Art has a function in translating and visualizing some scientific concepts about local weather transform, Dumais reported.

“Scientific information is constantly centered on a thing pretty much summary. It is really type of hard to wrap your head close to one thing that is all dependent in numbers and statistics,” he claimed.

Tony Davis/CBC

Tony Davis/CBC

“What I enjoy about artwork is it can check with these significant questions, you know, what does it mean to be a human in a world that variations above millennia? What does it suggest to have to variety of operate with and against mother nature at each individual move of the human knowledge?”

The poetry Dumais put jointly with his images is fairly a great deal illegible at factors, but it is intentional, he claimed.

“No subject how substantially we know about mother nature there is constantly a component of it that often escapes our grasp, escapes our know-how,” Dumais said.

The artwork exhibition proceeds Monday at Beaconsfield Carriage Dwelling in Charlottetown.


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