Wednesday, 27 May 2015

'Seed For Change' plants are now planted at the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch

Anahita and I had a great day planting at the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch on 3rd Avenue and the 900 block.  The Seed for Change project was given a rather nice plot at the very front of this huge garden.  Again, the intentions that accompanied the photographs that individuals either emailed or sent via Instagram are included with each plant. The handwritten intentions have garnered lots of positive responses and interest.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Seed For Change Garden at the Varsity Community Garden

This past weekend, I was able to transplant the Seed for Change plants that I had begun in my studio.  these seeds were a direct response to the documented changes that you, the public hoped to see when you forwarded your images to me. Subsequently, I both catalogued your images and transcribed your intenions onto strips of Tyvek that were place onto garden pegs next to each individual seedling.
 I have also planted additional seeds directly into the soil for those of you that would also like to participate. In order to do so, just check out my previous blog post that describes how you can participate!
On Wednesday, I will be planting another garden into the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch!I am so excited!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

'Seed for Change' Images

I have just posted some of the images that I have received so far regarding related to my Seed for Change project.    I can not wait to plant these seedlings that I have begun to grow indoors, and plant them within the Saskatoon Food bank Garden Patch on May 27th.  For those of you that have sent me your intentions, they will be included on stakes next to the plants that have been transplanted in the garden.
Check out my previous post for information on how you can too can participate, if you haven't done so already, and would like to! 

Monday, 30 March 2015

You are All Invited to Participate in a Relational Art Project Called 'Seed For Change'

                                      Seed For Change

My current project called Seed for Change, is a public participatory art project.  I am exploring how small simple gestures for positive change can inspire ripples that extend far beyond the original source and propel others with waves of transformational change.

Starting with simple instructions provided through the use of social media, direct contact and by poster distribution, I have reached out to both local friends and individuals around the world. Many have responded enthusiastically to my directions, emailing back images depicting strategically positioned notes that articulate the changes they wished to see.  These changes were either social, cultural, environmental, economic or personal.  In addition to having collected and catalogued all these images, each intention for change was handwritten onto separate Tyvek strips and attached to garden pegs that were inserted into the seedling pots. At the optimal time, the plants and their accompanying garden pegs will be transplanted into the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch and the Varsity Community Garden . Once the vegetables are ready for harvest, they will be distributed appropriately to the Saskatoon Food Bank and the Friendship Inn in Saskatoon for donation.

What propels this work forward, is my belief and fascination in the premise that humanity is consciously interconnected and indeed interconnected with all of nature and the planet. I believe our thoughts both positive and negative, create the world and universe we live in.  With the small action of thinking about a positive change and creating a photograph that documents the change that a person hopes to see I propose that we have the power to transform and inspire, no matter how great or how small these intentions appear at first. As this project is still ongoing and developing, your participation and collaboration is welcomed. Ready to start your own ripples?  If you would like to participate, you can do so in  three easy steps:

1. Write a brief sentence about the change you would like to see(Social, Cultural, Environmental, Economic or Personal)

2. Place the note in a location of your choosing.    

3. Either Instagram it back to me at #seedforchangeproject
                 email it at

Monday, 9 March 2015

You are Invited to Participate in a Social Art Sculpture that I am Working on!

                      Seed for Positive Change

I would like to enlist your help in a project I am currently working on called Seed for Positive Change.

1.Simply write one or two brief sentences that describe the type of positive change that you would like to see (social, environmental, economic or personal)

2. Discretely or not so discreetly plant your note in a location of your choosing.

3. Once you have done this, photograph it and either Instagram it to me #elizabethbabyn or email the photograph to me at

4. For the first stage of the project I will need the images by March 17th.

Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Don't miss viewing Ann Donald's exhibit at Calories on Broadway!

Last Saturday I helped Ann Donald hang her lovely floral paintings at Calories Restaurant on Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon.  Not only is this body of work joyful, energetic and colourful, but Ann indicated that these paintings held special meaning to her as she created each one. Each painting is a personal celebration of friendship.  I hope you will get a chance to see and experience Ann's gorgeous paintings!

Ann with some of her paintings