“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin
We are now entering the fourth month of Covid19 solitude, which has pushed us to find new ways of connecting, learning and working. Our daily routines have changed to accommodate a more structured and solitary existence. We recognize that change is inevitable, but the speed in which new protocols have been established has been astonishing. Even our words have increased.
Merriam Webster Dictionary lists the new words that have come into play since the emergence of Covid19: social distancing and self-quarantine to patient zero and super-spreader, just to name a few.
What remained constant throughout these past months, is our determination to thrive, to grow and to use our creativity as a conduit to generate hope and build resilience. Art is our story, reminding us of possibilities, new ways of thinking, and experiencing.
This past week, I walked passed the Canada Line Olympic Village Station and viewed the Capture Canada Line Public Art Project 2020. Created by emerging photographers, I felt their exuberance for life and expectation for the future in their photo captures.
Join me in a visual tour of the mural presentation and listen to the words, “we can weather any storm.”
By Slater Biln, Avi Maru, Evan Muir, Sam Tortell, and Matisse Wenban were led by Artists Kristen Roos and Leah Perry
“2020 construct: past, present and future visions is an installation of works by Arts Umbrella Teen Intensive photography students exploring contrasting areas of Vancouver. These emerging photographers created these works on photo walks, representing both the past and present state of the city where the future was not so far away from the images captured. Their future visions emerged through experiments in digital and physical manipulation in the studio. The installation features photographs created by a class of photography students ages thirteen to nineteen during the summer session at Arts Umbrella.”
Capture Canada Line Public Art Project 2020 – Olympic Village Station.