The first Ancestor was created in August 2022 at the 40th annual Symposium International des Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul.
This piece is a natural extension of my earlier installation, The Keepers, created at the KOAC in 2020-2021. It is a height foot tall tree like sculpture, made of recycled corrugated cardboard. A forest canopy that cycled through the four seasons is projected from the top of the sculpture onto the ceiling. To create the video, I filmed the forest behind my studio, always under the same section of trees, over the course of a year.
This work is intended to join the installation The Keepers in futur exhibitions.