Boundary|Time|Surface – Installed!

Sunday turned out to be a near-perfect day for installing Boundary|Time|Surface at Green Point.

The day was full of high cloud, lightly overcast, and calm wind. Great light, and nothing extra to contend with that could have an impact on the completion of the work.


Had a FANTASTIC group of volunteers helping with the work of moving logs and extra rocks down the beach! Couldn’t have asked for any better bunch – and they were so efficient, the work went much faster than I’d anticipated – we were ahead of schedule by a couple of hours!!



Anne Marceau, Michael Burzynski, Renee Martin, Lisa Liu, Shawna White, and Ryan Lacombe – and of course, to John Waldron, who has provided vital geological input, logistical assistance, and been an endlessly patient sounding board as this work has taken shape over the last several months.

Thank you SO MUCH for all your help and support!

We all had time to sit with the work, to walk up and down the line as the tide came in and started to take the posts down. It struck me how much more solid the structure felt than I initially anticipated it would. There was something about it that felt really rooted to the land, despite the rational understanding that it really was a fragile thing, that it would be gone in a matter of hours.


So many resonances.

And a silence about it, a stillness  and a presence that held into evening and sunset.


A good day, and a remarkable experience of this place. Like no other.



10 thoughts on “Boundary|Time|Surface – Installed!

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  2. beautiful imagery and work – looks and sounds like the stars were aligned – what an amazing landscape/seascape to be working with – congratulations

  3. Hi Sydney – love the piece – it is always so interesting to work within the context of the land, land that has a movemement and permentation at the same time, creating a contemporary history.

    • Oh Thank you Brenda – lovely to hear from you!! Yes, that’s it exactly – that tug between permanence and transience really puts the different layers of history (and different scales of time) into high relief. So much to process and digest here!

    • Thanks so much Emily! It really was a remarkable experience; there was a solidity to the work that was quite unexpected, and the transformation – or reclamation, if you will – of the work by the tide was more gradual too. There was a gentleness and stillness to it.

  4. Thanks Karen! There really was a meditative quality to spending time just watching how the work, the sky, and the water interacted. There will be more, for sure! I’m in the (slow) process of working through the thousands of stills and hours of video. I’ll be building a static page for the project, and posting more on the blog as well!

  5. How beautiful! It would be mesmerizing to have been there and observe the shifts and collapsing of the ‘boundary’. I like the horizontal and vertical happenings in the landscape, solid and shifting.
    Your still images are striking. I hope there’s more!

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