I will never forget this project as long as I live! Hannah and I had a lot of fun and frustration with this one as we decided to tackle the world of paper mache on a pretty large scale. In June of 2016 we were commissioned by Common Ground Arts Society to create a semi-interactive garden themed art installation for their beer garden at Found Fest which took place at Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona
They wanted a garden theme for it. We came up with the idea to make giant vegetables from paper mache. I initially imagined these giant veggies to be several feet tall but Hannah luckily brought this idea back down to earth to a manageable scale. Along with the giant veggies we also made coasters that Blush Lane sponsored us to make and tic tac toe boards to play with the coasters, we made signage, and a giant photo board to turn people into a tomato and carrot for their photos.
I think my favourite part of this project was how it brought together so many of our friends as there were so many details and pieces to this project that we wouldn't have managed to do all on our own. We are forever grateful for Ryan Williams at Pretty Wise Woodworks for building all of our signs, tic tac toe boards and photo board, Alex Descotes for all the graphics, Amanda McKenzie at SNAP for screen printing all our coasters, Shannon Thomas for painting all our signs, and our friends Matt, Daria, Tanice, Bronwen, and Hannah's housemates for helping us paint all the veggies!
It really took a village. Here are some process photos and photos of the beer garden in action!