The Légaré Project (4)
Wasan Boathouse as a Légaré Painting

I took advantage of a week-long seminar on an idyllic island in Muskoka, Ontario in June, 2013 to further my thoughts and workings on the Légaré Project, in a very different context. The seminar, Recovering the Soul of Place: The Wasan Dialogues on Creative Place Making, seemed an appropriate opportunity to bring my models out into a public forum and experiment with them in a small group setting. I was amazed at the amount of play and participation that ensued. The little models on the large dock in the moonlight and with LED lights and the energy from the 10 people led to a memorable experience, not to mention a small body of work.

Before arriving at Wasan I prepared for the seminar preliminary visual work responding to an image of a boathouse found on from the Wasan website;
Légaré Entering Wasan, Wasan and Légaré Dissolve and Wasan Boathouse with Blue Light. The outcome of the dock installation is the work; Wasan Boathouse as a Joseph Légaré Painting.

 

Wasan Boathouse as a Joseph Légaré Painting 177, 2013
digital print on paper, variable size

 
   

Wasan Boathouse as a Joseph Légaré Painting 185, 2013
digital print on paper, variable size

 
   

Wasan Boathouse as a Joseph Légaré Painting 208 , 2013
digital print on paper, variable size

 
   

Wasan Boathouse as a Joseph Légaré Painting 329 , 2013
digital print on paper, variable size

 
   

Légaré Entering Wasan, 2013
digital print on paper, variable size

 

Légaré and Wasan Dissolve, 2013
digital print on paper, variable size


Wasan dock installation group shot
l. to r.:
Suzie LeBlanc, Margot Lettner,
Marsha Skain, Jan Sanders,
Marlene Creates, Pam Hubbard,
Michael Ellison

   

Wasan Dialogue participatory dock installation group
l. to r.:
Michael Jones, Michael Ellison
Suzie LeBlanc, Margot Lettner,
Jan Sanders, Marlene Creates,
Lynne Wynick, Pam Hubbard