Terraflora  is based on previous projects conducted in Ilhabela, Brazil and Rajasthan, India wherein natural colours were used to illuminate the growth of bacteria, fungi, algae, and lichens upon human-made structures. In this iteration, the artwork evokes those natural processes of growth and deterioration that would befall the hotel if devoid of human intervention.
 The motifs painted appear like microflora; spores, moulds, and lichens appear to invade the space, emboldened by gestures, lines, and shapes made of the earth itself. The piece beckons one to consider the fragility of human systems in a natural world undergoing unprecedented change.
 Photo: Anna Grayson, 2019
 Red and green iron oxides, Cheltenham Badlands, Caledon, Ontario
 Unrefined pigments exhibit unique behaviours due to composition and interactions with surrounding compounds and atmospheric conditions. The result is a series of colours with distinct textures, opacities, and finishes.
 White clay, Bluffer’s Park, Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto
 Raw clay sample, Bluffer’s park (left); Bluffer’s Grey made from refined pigment (right).
 Scorched earth with gum/honey binder, a flame-oxidized variant of the medium earth pigment, Caledon, Ontario
 Scorched earth pigment (mulling)
 The Terraflora pigment list includes: i. Cheltenham Green ii. Bluffer’s Grey iii. Cheltenham Red iv. Medium Earth v. Scorched Earth vi. Driftwood Black
 Terraflora studio tests, fall 2018.
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