These site-specific installations created between 2001 and present are sculptural meditations on the politics of water. By transforming recycled plastic containers on a grand scale, the installation works create a provocative social commentary on the excesses of consumer society.
Dollar store items appear in early works, recalling the natural and unnatural phenomenon of Niagara Falls—as famous for its iconic kitsch souvenirs as its spectacular cascade. More recent works, including a two-storey waterfall installed outside the Ontario Power Generation building, enact a powerful metamorphosis of banal plastic cast-offs into a waterfall-like effect.
The installations consist of disposable plastic vessels, collected from neighbourhood recycling bins and tied together with monofilament. Shredded water bottles are manipulated on a massive scale to represent the very substance they once contained. The project builds in scope and scale as each successive commission subsumes and incorporates the last.