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This two-minute site-specific animation was created by digitally redrawing 1800 frames. Using a series of manipulations and special filters, each frame of the video is digitally hand processed to select and replace the figure in motion with the background of the image, which is water and sky. In the final animated image, the canoeist is barely visible, seamlessly melded to the moving water and sky. The work was created for display on the Georgia Street CBC video situated near the end of False Creek by the Georgia Street Viaduct. Georgia Street was named in 1886 after its namesake, the Georgia Strait. This work marks the entrance to, and historic transportation on, the Salish Sea, via False Creek. The name Salish Sea is now officially recognized in both the United States (2009) and Canada (2010). Its major bodies of water are the Georgia Strait, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. The moving image seeks to represent what can be known, felt and said but remains essentially invisible, such as history. This work aims to connect the contemporary flow of urban traffic to the larger rural water-based traffic of both historic and contemporary times. Commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, BC, Canada.

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