I took this photo a few years ago at a Luminato event in Queen’s Park. I love the art in Toronto. Last month I set up my own “installation” in Trinity Bellwood Park on Nuit Blanche to talk to Canadians about the Idle No More Movement and changes to our Environmental Policies. Last Sunday I went for a beautiful fall walk thru Parkdale, Queen West and Kensington. It appears that there is a lot of Idle No More installations in these neighbourhoods. One might also call it graffiti. I am going to attempt each month to do something to help keep this in people’s minds. If you are so inclined scroll thru my Wednesday (Harper) and Thursday (First Nations and our Environment) posts to see what changes are happening to Canada. If you want to have a great source of updates become Facebook friends with Idle No More and Desmog Canada. If you ever feel romantic about the ’60s and what was accomplished, get excited you are living in the same moment. This will be a time in our history when future generations will ask you “Where were you when all of that was happening?”
Today is the soft launch of what I really wanted this place to become.
It’s a new urban think tank that is going to create environmentally sound ideas with an artistic bend to help make a better spaces for all of us. Non-humans included.
Welcome to my first art installation.
COME IDLE FOR A MOMENT / IDLE NO MORE OUT THERE
I am guerrilla-art crashing Nuit Blanche because October 7th is the Idle no More Movement’s day of action. I have always wanted to crash this party cause tonight Torontians are alive and curious and open to conversation and I love to chat with strangers. Up until now I have never had the courage to do so but now I feel like staying quiet is more dangerous than speaking up.
If you want to know what my title means, Click here.
Thank you to some amazing sites that helped me along
and many more throughout the Wednesday and Thursday posts.