My ongoing ships project, “Poseidon’s Bequest” was on the shortlist for the for Capture Photography Festival 2019 Public Art Competition.
The project was a collaboration with Translink BC, resulting in 3 photos appearing in large scale at a major transit station in Vancouver, Canada for 6 months.
Beautiful, complicated, progressive Vancouver. I’ve been drawn to these huge and imposing giants from afar. When I first photographed them on the water and experienced their truly awesome size, I knew I would have many more sessions with my camera. By bringing these images up close to viewers, another point of view is considered – would we tolerate such huge transport vehicles through our city streets?
Were my photos to be chosen by popular vote to appear at the King Edward Skytrain Station, I proposed to be on-site 1 day each month with them, to ask transit users what they see in the photos, in this urban environment, and in all of the modes of transit linked to Vancouver’s SkyTrain. In conjunction with the project theme, my aim was to ask people to consider evidence they’ve seen of human impact on the land, water and air (the “Anthropocene”), and to suggest solutions to the climate changes that concern them.