Image: Dyan Marie, 2012, CANADIAN EXPERIENCE / Experience Canada
3 billboards installed at the Tree Museum in Gravenhurst, Ontario and nineteen banners line Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Ave in Toronto.
New Canadian storeowners on Bloor Street explore the allure of the Canadian landscape with its abundance of land, forests, fresh water, rivers and lakes as a reason they choose to settle in Canada. Many of them emigrated from politically and economically unstable countries. They pose in front of their store and become the landscape they imagine but, occupied with their inner-city lives, have yet or seldom experienced.