Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest

Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 4:00am

Vaeltava Metsä is an artistic and social reflection on the preservation of nature and a study of environmental problems. It brings together twenty professional members of the Atelier de l’Île of Val-David and nine Finnish printmakers. The show includes work by OCAD faculty member Claire Brunet.

In its fragility, this installation witnesses the precarious equilibrium of woodland resources, the haunts of stories and legends.

As the image of the living forest, the installation presents printed tree scrolls of suspended Japanese Baïka paper supporting plant boxes like fragile gondolas. Architectural wooden structures hold digital images nestled in paper boxes symbolizing buds of life, continuity and our connection with technology.

Vaeltava Metsä uses traditional and new techniques of printmaking including etching, collography, silkscreen, monotype, typography, xylography, digital and computer numerical control technologies.

The Atelier de l’Île is an artist run studio of sixty professional artists. Established in the Laurentians in 1975, the studio offers local as well as international artists, facilities for research, creation and production of contemporary prints while favouring the use of non toxic materials and techniques.

Venue & Address: 
Canada Science & Technology Museum 1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario