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

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