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.
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 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.
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 Photo: Anna Grayson, 2019
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 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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