What makes the Maple Syrup flow? The Great Canadian Tree Warmer Project hosted by Owl Ridge Acres during the month of March will delve into this Canadian Mystery.
A sense of fun and adventure permeate Pead’s work. Known for using recycled hockey gear (yes it comes from arena garbage cans… that’s adventurous, eh?) to make large scale installation paintings reminiscent of the Group of Seven’s depiction of the landscape – Pead has turned a new side to this work, making the actual hockey gear and engaging in the landscape itself rather than simply painting it. From knitting the jerseys and stitching team crests, to manufacturing goalie pads especially for trees, (wait, goalie pads for trees?!) Pead has meticulously created an environment to keep the trees warm, while they are having fun playing our national sport.
Here’s a few shots of what I’ve been working on in the studio. More to follow when I get everything installed on site at the end of the week! Click on “The Sweetest Game” above to read the full press release. Right now, I have to go and finish those goalie pads for the trees.
Keep your stick on the ice !