The brain project - Baycrest Fondation
In 2019, I will be participating with a sculpture in The Brain Project, to raise funds that go directly to support care, reasearch and programs for brain diseases, including Alzheimer.
I would like to sincerely thank the persons at Helios Makerspace, who provided tremendous guidance, help and time in the realization of this project and without which I would not have achieved this sculpture
The Brain Project is a large-scale, outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto. In its inaugural year, the Brain Project launched across Toronto and started a public conversation about brain health and brought awareness to diseases like Alzheimer’s.
As the Brain Project returns, a variety of artists, celebrities and thought-leaders from around the world will transform blank brain sculptures into beautiful, energetic and thought-provoking pieces of art. These sculptures will be sponsored by corporations and philanthropists, and placed on display in more than 15 locations around the Greater Toronto Area.
Funds raised through the project are donated to the Baycrest Foundation, the fundraising arm of Baycrest, a global leader in brain health and aging.
Queen Elizabeth hotel - Montreal
As part of its renovations (2016-2017), the prestigious Hotel Le Reine Élizabeth commissioned Unis Vert l'Art (U.V.A) to recover silverware and other prestigious heritage materials to create an eco-artistic projetc. These recyclable artifacts made of glass, marble, metal and other, come from different parts of the hotel, including the Beaver Club and the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite.
In partnership with the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and the owners Ivanhoé Cambridge, the mandate of UVA was to give a new life to these artifacts by bringing together a Collective (under the name "Unis Vert l'Intemporel") of some 40 notable international and emerging artists to use those artifacts to create works of art inspired by the timeless imprint they conceal. In addition to valuing our heritage assets, the exhibits by the Collective promote an ecologically sensitive vision of our environment and our consumer society. By reusing and incorporating these artifacts in works of art, the Collective contributes indirectly to the well-being of the planet.
The Queen E., previously hosted such famous personalities as Indira Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the Beatles and John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Bed-in for Peace in 1969.
These are the five artworks that I created for the project.
Each one contains artifact(s) from the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
All the artworks come with a certificate of authenticity certifying the origins of the artifacts.