Monday, 6 August 2012
Spirit Fish Festival were these drawings on the posts under the highway overpass. I decided to make each post have a letter from the word 'water' and then I added drawings of wildlife that live by the creek: a beaver, heron, coyote, raven and fish.
Someone had had a campfire by the water, and I used charred firewood to sketch it out, and silt/mud from the banks of the creek applied with a sponge. I used a little bit of willow charcoal, ochre pigment and coloured chalks to put some finishing touches on the drawings. These are each about 4 feet wide.
Very interesting for me to draw with unusual materials. I haven't been back to see how long they lasted!
In spring 2011 I volunteered with the Spirit Fish festival that celebrated the Still Creek watershed. This was my first attempt at reverse graffiti- the cement bridge was cleaned with a metal brush through heavy foil stencils, which you can see lying on the bridge...I wish I'd gotten the letters a little straighter.