Open Canvas Project, Toronto 2001…ongoing

The Open Canvas Project is an ongoing series of unsolicited public interventions which were initiated in 2001 in collaboration with Charlie Green.

Working with the public and consulting with community has been part of my practice for over a decade. The
Open Canvas Project has evolved from a spontaneous intervention into public space to classroom workshops and
corporate team-building events. Driven by the notion of collaboration, members of the public are offered paints
and brushes and sent forth to create a layered composition of imagery, text and symbolism. This direct contact
with the public informs much of what I do. In recent years, my experience working with children of all ages has been broadened through projects with the TDSB, Luminato Festival and Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education grant.
Please visit the Open Canvas Project website for a brief video of the process: