EAST PAST TO WEST PRESENT

East Past to West Present presents an alternative view of Canada’s East to West historic alteration over centuries. Each site and sculptural landscape activates notions and knowledge of location and evolution of humanity. This maintains fundamental knowledge of Canadian historical evolution originating from early contact to our contemporary era. Each Province, from East to West, evolves in degrees of 50-80 years forging a time progression. A smaller representation of past begins in the most Eastern province at first early contact and evolves by milestone dates concluding in Present time within the West.

NORTH YT (Yukon), NT (Northwest Territories), NU (Nunavut). Animals in Northern Canada survived. In Nunavet were Polar Bears and Beluga Whales.  Within North West territories were Boreal Caribous and Short Eared Owl. The Yukon survived Coyotes and Bobcats.   They exist within this long Canadian history.



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Historical components of the past are situated within each Province and the apparatuses begin to enlarge upon the wall. The last five move further West with components advancing towards the gallery floor.  The final contemporary apparatuses situates within gallery centre with majestic animation. Within activation notions of certain places and past, Provincial installation elements center upon historic research. These exposing antiquities ignite Canadian humanity changes, both positive and negative.    Space-through-time, formulate evolutionary artwork which tieback introductions and transitions.

Newfoundland/Labrador 1497.  Italian John Cabot, a Venetian explorer arrived and claimed land in Canada for England. The aboriginal Mi’kmaq greeted first Europeans and traded goods including the fiddleheads they harvested within. NL

Prince Edward Island 1640.  Intriguing vessels for shipping and marine transport occurred. French fishery conducted boat shipping and first nations fished within canoes. All discovered a variety of fish including Mackerel, Brook Trout, Salmon and Bluefin Tuna. PE

Alberta 1948. Crude Oil mining began transforming the economy with opportunity contributions of so many men and women, to produce responsible oil and gas oil as primary industry. A blowout pressure release of natural gas and oil ignited a fire. AB

British Columbia 2010. Winter Olympic Games occurred. The Cauldron was fully lit within the ceremony held with performers. The women’s Ski Cross Olympic debut began and Ashleigh McIvor, was the first gold metal winner in the Ski Cross. BC