Here is the final instalment of this series of 3 photo shoots I did in Melville, Saskatchewan in June and July of 2017. It's part of my series called "People, Pattern, Place" where I create geometric formations using people, and the colour of their clothes, to create the patterns.
The real goal of this project is to connect people: in these times of conflict and division, this project is my humble attempt to bring people together. By symbolically bringing people together to create these harmonious formations, I'm hoping that conversations can start and new connections be made.
In this, the largest formation I did while I was in Melville, we had some amazing community support! We had the 4H club, the Sil Foo Kung Fu club and the Melville's Mils baseball team (the players are also mostly American, so I was super stoked to have them come out and show come community pride!). And of course, to complete the design I had a few more individuals come out to be part of this living quilt.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, The City of Melville and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, le gouvernement du Canada, le Ville de Melville, et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.