Tree Versus, 2015 — 2017
outdoor installation, aluminum photographs
Sir Sandford Flemming Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia
This outdoor multi-site project, Tree Versus (2015), was installed at Sir Sandford Fleming Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia from April 2016 to November 2017. Eight black and white aluminum photographs could be discovered throughout the park along a trail hidden from the main path. The sites were found by following navigational markers, GPS coordinates or by happenstance. In contrast to the freely growing park trees, the photographs acted as metaphors to illustrate how nature endures, adapts, reacts and falls to human-made impositions; from fences to full scale urban development.
The project was generously funded by NSCAD University's Reznick Student Creativity Award and installed with support from the Halifax Regional Municipality. A special thank you to the Reznick family, NSCAD University, Jamie MacLellan, Stephen Rice, Bobby Gregg, Nick Fisher, and the Adventure Earth Centre.
Tree Versus is on permanent display at Ironstone Strength & Conditioning (since June 2018).
Sign, Welsford Street.
Fence, Quinpool Road
Corrosion, Quingate Place
Chain, Windsor Street
Bolt, Charles Street
Threaded Rod, Tower Road
Fence, Allan Street
Sign, Kline Street