Succession

Succession

Succession

Short List Entry 2016

Victoria BC, 2016

Conceptually this artwork is based on succession, the phenomenon or process by which an ecological community undergoes predictable changes following a disturbance or colonization of a new habitat.

Succession was one of the first theories advanced in the science of ecology and its study remains at the core of ecological science.

The allegorical implication of the proposed work “Succession” references the evolutionary cycle of successive change at the present day location at Blanchard and Caledonia.

This locale, initially a first growth rainforest, was colonized and transformed from the Camosack Coast Salish Community into Victoria by the Hudson Bay Company.