The start of the NEST project. BC Arts Council and CACV supported a community project weaving the first forms made on Earth day 2010 with Red Osier Dogwood harvested on site with Park Board assistance. These forms will be placed in the pond as further bird perching and potential nesting locations.
impromptu performance with the three forms before walking them home to store before installation in the pond….
The California Lilac has been “bonsai-ed” over the last several years, removing the dead branches- we further cut dead growth to help keep the rest of the tree healthy, and used existing cut branches as braces for the woven dogwood orbs that are now woven into the tree, re-creating a partial shade canopy for further bird perches and nesting spots.
Thanks to the Downtown Eastside Womens Centre, Oppenheimer Park Ladies Tea Group and Enterprising Women Making Art(EWMA) for assistance in weaving the forms, and to David Gowman for installation assistance and photo documentation!
Final Celebration and Tea Party August 29th
The Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, a local community band featuring natural horns made by Mr. Fire-Man played at the pavilion, the tea tent was up, our weather cooperated and bannock was served .