Collision (ghostbirds) raises awareness of the dangerous effects of glass on the migratory bird populations in cities by creating a bird-friendly artwork on windows of the Gladstone Café. Using the FLAP and Audubon guidelines for bird-safe design as a design constraint, the hand-cut vinyl work will have clear spaces no larger than 28 cm and a dense pattern from floor to ceiling so that the glass lets in light but appears to be a solid object—important to deter birds from flying through the glass. Susan Rowe Harrison is an artist/designer/educator based in Toronto.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan