Community Engagement Public Art Project
Great Art for Great Lakes Kingston Artist
AQUA VIVA public unveiling CULTURE DAYS 2017
Install view, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston, ON.
Artist, Andy Berg, far right image.
Permanent Public Art work consisting of low relief sculpture wall work mounted on fabricated steel metal support, engineered, professionally installed. Over 200 handmade community tiles and stamps, polychrome stoneware glazes, stoneware clay, community relief text and images. AQUA VIVA incorporated the use of public space, the community (mostly non-artists) as both clay makers and audience, inscriptions by the community about their relationship to Lake Ontario. Berg held three community claymaker events, one guided Lake Ontario waterfront walk and participated in an opening night launch for Great Art for Great Lakes Kingston in which participants created clay stamps to be used in the wall work.
AQUA VIVA, Clay making event, June 2017 at Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning with Kingston Community Participants (left image). Community
clay pieces after they were glaze fired at Kingston Potters Guild in the Tett Centre, Kingston. Aqua Viva entailed a number of Berg's art processes