Hands to the Earth: After cj fluery
Hands to the Earth: After cj fleury, 2012
A community-engaged, site-specific, environmental installation at the Campus Community Garden, University of Windsor. Developed in collaboration with the Campus Community Garden Project (CCGP) and community members.
The mandala was created near an area of the garden where people were unable to plant due to high levels of soil contamination. The project was inspired by artist cj fleury, who originally created the flower mandala project in Quebec who developed a project ‘recipe’ so that mandalas could be created in other communities.
Over 20 people worked for four hours, creating the mandala from natural materials such as flower petals, pinecones, rocks, egg shells, orange peels and compost materials from the garden. The mandala was left to the elements and animals.