Art collage adds pop of colour to Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering


Published May 31, 2024 at 12:55 pm

The Many Roles of Nonstop Blooms

Rotary Frenchman’s Bay West Park has a new pop of colour, thanks to a temporary digital collage from Toronto-based multi-media artist Laura Kay Keeling.

Keeling merged layers of sourced imagery with analog and digital photographs/scans of natural elements from around Ontario to create The Many Roles of Nonstop Blooms. The work explores and questions notions of the natural world in relation to the human world; how they exist in tandem and where they separate from one another. It was created amongst natural narratives and questions how one might engage and interact with humans, plants, animals, and nature in the context of care-based relations.

“The Many Roles of Nonstop Blooms serves as a gentle reminder to take care and show up for ourselves, our families, and our communities, as well as the incredible ecosystems and natural world around us,” explained the bio on the work on the City of Pickering website.

Laura Kay Keeling

Keeling, who encompasses 35mm photography, collages and installation projects, has exhibitions upcoming in Toronto, Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie and had had her art exhibited around the world, from Harbourfront and the Legislature in Toronto and the McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa to the Daegu Art Fair in Seoul, South Korea.

Her collage is found at Rotary Frenchman’s Bay West Park at the south end of the path and hung to bring creativity to the space, giving ordinary objects new purpose with colour and artistic expression.

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