Top Image: Concept Drawing for A Constellation of Remediation
Middle Image: Plant Legend
Lower Image: Vacant gas station lot in Vancouver, Google Earth Image
A Constellation of Remediation 2019
A Constellation of Remediation is a 18-month public art project that I will be creating with Indigenous plant diva, artist, and activist Cease Wyss
The project was recently commisioned by the City of Vancouver for their Artist Initiated Projects program. Our project will consist of 4 Indigenous Remediation Gardens planted on vacant gas station lots throughout the city decolonizing the dirt back to soil. We will also build an Indigenous Youth Remediation/Herbalist program/toolkit for urban Native Youth. To ground the project in decolonial relationship we have asked 3 Matriarchs from the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations to aid in the development of the project and the healing of the land.