June 2, 2008 to August 29, 2008
Lower Mainland high school classrooms worked with artists to turn a critical eye towards environmental issues. Blending their investigation of the green movement and with an arsenal of new art techniques, students created large-scale 2 and 3-D representations and installations of their ideas. They asked what they could do to reduce their ecological footprint and help create a healthy future by exploring their relationship with nature, technology and the material world. Using recycled and reclaimed materials such as wood, plastic, concrete, textiles and metal as well as textile, paint, photography and film, they created a series of stunning collaborative pieces.
Footprints was also exhibited in the Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown from May 12 to 25, 2008, which also included drawings by elementary students.
Click the photos below to learn more about each project.