Debridement Project – VMM + CACV CoProject

 

I was proud to work on an installation piece for the Family Day workshop at Vancouver Maritime Museum with Ms. Dixon’s Grade 5/6 class, and Mme. Shomura’s Grade 4/5 immersion class. Following a presentation by OceanGybe, Students were encouraged to create sea creature effigies and participated in a group-weaving project to create a net upon which their sculptures would hang. For more information about the Henry Hudson workshops, click here: http://www.cacv.ca/debridementproject


The educational and Family Day workshops were coordinated and developed by visual arts educator Tahina Awan, and local illustrator Kay Slater (me). The Family Day workshops included 4 different interactive stations; Facepainting, button making, effigy-puppet making, and the trash gyre maze.

Debridement (pron.: /dɨˈbridmənt/) is the medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue. Removal may be surgical, mechanical, chemical,autolytic (self-digestion), and by maggot therapy, where certain species of live maggots selectively eat only necrotic tissue. (Wikipedia)

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For this project, we are removing plastic that may otherwise wind up in our oceans to create art with it.

 Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum

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