Your generation has been brought to its knees by climate change.It hovers heavy over you, an experience of grief occurring for untold ecological losses over incomprehensible spatial and temporal scales.
A Vancouver Island cutblock: a place of devastation and resilience. How do you begin to understand a site which resides in the center of your grief?
What if, instead of drawing this site, you walk it? What might happen if you mapped it not with a pencil or with a computer, but with your body?
Walk from the lowest edge to the highest point in shorts and a tank top. Pull a cutblock bouquet with your bare hands. Over the course of a week, document the injuries to your legs and the fading bouquet(1:2,500).
Walk to the highest point on site. Tattoo a dot on your wrist for every visible cutblock. Walk to a distant cutblock and repeat the ritual.Line up the dots of the two visited sites over your pulse (1:25,000).
With a companion, bathe in the stream at site. Walk downstream until you find the ocean and bathe there, too (1:100,000).