Black Eyed Susan

 

 

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta)

Native Tenant – Building 4

15 ft x 15 ft x 3 ft – galvanized metal, powder coat paint

Evergreen Brick Works

This sculpture is one in a series of works entitled Native Tenants. “Native” refers to the importance of strong, local eco-systems to the health of our environment. The abundant presence of the Rudbeckia Hirta in the Don Valley is a prime indicator of a healthy eco-systems in the region. “Tenant” refers to nature as a central occupant and principle of the site. Through its placement, the installation strives to remind us the division between nature and the built environment is socially constructed. The sculpture can be seen from many places in the Don Valley, including from the Bloor St. Viaduct. Just as blooms are attractors to pollinators, the sculpture is a visual metaphor for the important role of attraction in our lives – to place, environment and community.

Windows are heightened areas of negotiation between inside and outside. They are in a sense adjustable membranes that allow certain elements into our controlled environments and keep unwanted elements out. In this way, the boarded window of this abandoned factory building has been utilized to express the values of a project that nurtures, protects and increases nature’s place in our urban communities.

artist FERRUCCIO SARDELLA metal fabricator COBALT FABRICATION structural engineer BLACKWELL BOWICK



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