ART FROM OUR DRAWING TUTOR, LINDA WEIL
Artist Deb McNaughton and local artists will collaborate on a new sculpture which is to be installed along the Bay Trail as part of the Bay Trail Public Art Project later in the year.
This exciting artwork will see a sculptural rainbow featuring a series of individual 3-meter-high galvanised steel posts that create the optical illusion of a colourful rainbow for those walking, driving or riding along or next to the work. The sculpture is a nod to the temporal ‘Rainbow of Hope’ mural Deb recently painted at Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale, which received an overwhelming positive response from the local community, as it celebrated the unity and connection demonstrated amongst Kingston residents in the face of social distancing rules. Through the significance of the rainbow as a universal sign of hope, this new sculpture will celebrate words/colours/campaigns/names or imagery important to the community, sought through creative engagement hosted by the artist in November.