Local Artist-who knew?!
I recently had an awesome opportunity to create art out of recycled and re-used materials. #rethinkjunk The opportunity was created through Edmonton’s Green Window City project. Local artists collaborated with local business’s (on whyte ave for this pilot project). In April, appropriately timed around earth day, I took off my designer cap and donned my artist’s one to collaborate with Lululemon on Whyte. Basically I was asked to make art out of junk!
I wanted my window to represent the style and vibe of Lululemon and incorporate the vibrancy and energy that is Edmonton. And everything was reused or recycled. The paint was from the eco station and I had the excellent staff at Cloverdale paint, tint the paint to coordinate up with Lululemon’s current seasonal colours. The wheels were donated from a bike enthusiast who’d bought them 2nd hand on kijiji. The rope for hanging the wheels was sitting dormant in a barn begging to be used for something. The tree branch was found broken on an acreage, it reminded me of a yoga pose somehow, all bent over, clearly perfect for my Lulu window! Even the hardware to hang the wheels was second hand!
After the Green Window City project, Startup Edmonton asked if they could purchase the wheel installation as a permanent fixture for their space in the Mercer Warehouse. I was quite honoured that they were interested in my creation so I happily donated the installation. The vibrant wheels compliment the raw exposed brick of the Mercer Warehouse.
The Mercer Warehouse, Startup Edmonton, Make Something Edmonton, Edmonton’s NextGen, The Culture Collective, and TD recently hosted a Super Party. Mercer Warehouse was opened up for exploration and a wicked street party topped it off. More art installations, a pop-up market, a lego building area, free slushies, ping pong, chalkboard drawing, dj, live music, live theatre, all kinds of awesomeness at this #superparty.