B.C. Culture Days, September 27th-29th, 2019
My project, The Spores of Joy, is a community treasure hunt which involves searching urban areas in Prince George for units of tree fungus casts painted by the community itself! Between July 15th and August 30th, 2019 I will be offering this free art experience! I will be teaching a dry-brush technique and bringing examples of painted fungus casts for inspiration. All fungus casts are made of concrete in silicone molds and have a screw in the back which will be sheathed in electrical tape. Each participant will receive a card with information about the art project as well as a number to identify their unit when the treasure hunt launches on September 27th-29th, for the BC Culture Days Weekend.
The importance of installing the fungi in units is to reflect units of family and friends. The purpose of The Spores of Joy is to invigorate a sense of connection and ownership in our community as well as supply a fun activity for years to come. I will be collaborating with various organizations across Prince George, but if your organization (or family!) is interested in participating, please feel free to contact me!
During the BC Culture Days weekend, digital maps for Spores of Joy will be available here and on the BC Culture Days website. Physical maps will be found at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. Be sure to get yours and start hunting!
During the event, I encourage anyone who successfully finds their spore out in the wild to tweet, instagram, or facebook a picture of it using the hashtag “#SporesOfJoy” so we can see all the beautiful spores out there!