Artist: Alex McLeod
Location: Digital Media Wall, Library
McCain Complex Care and Recovery Building
1025 Queen St. W.
In the animation PATHS the artist guides the viewer through multiple looping sequences of forested discovery. A glowing orb, surrounded by other smallish, flowing and following orbs follows the paths revealed to it, moving forward into areas that are familiar yet different. We may empathize with the orb and imagine ourselves as it. As the seasons change, so do the palettes of the terrain, ranging from green to blue to purple. Being surrounded by a forest can be a powerful experience, it breathes clean air for us and shelters us. It may not be so easy to find densely wooded areas in the city, so this one was created for you to navigate.