Seasonal Fruit: a packaging & photo compilation meditation inspired by Joyce’s volunteerism activity at Sauble Beach, Summer 2013.
"The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is an Endangered species. It is designated Endangered provincially (in Ontario), federally (in Canada) and in the United States.”
In the 19th century and early 20th century, the Piping Plover was utilized for its feathers, as were many other birds at the time, as decorations for women’s hats. These decorations, called plumes, became a symbol of high society, especially those from larger rare birds. This practice led to its initial population decline.
Critical nesting habitats are now being protected to help the population during its breeding season. Populations have seen significant increases since the protection programs began, but the species remains in serious danger.
Food imports from the United States, Mexico, China and other countries are putting pressure on the viability of producing similar commodities in the southern Ontario farming community of Norfolk County.
Imports of raspberries have increased 102% since 2004. Mexico, Chile and other nations shipped $73 million worth of raspberries into Canada last year.
superimposed sketchbook over canvas work detail
Detail: Petals + Motion.
Detail from 36” x 8” framed multi media, Summer 2013.
Recyced garden furniture, Leslie Street Spit photography printed on aluminum. Section of kid’s activity toy + wooden bead.