50 Paces an Installation

You thought I struggled with picking a new name for this blog and writing my bio for ?

That, my dear friends, was small potatoes.  Baby potatoes. Seed potatoes compared to writing an Artist’s Statement.

“Why?”, you might ask, “would you need an artist’s statement?” 

The Saint John Arts Centre is doing an exhibit on the 50 Paces Project!!

Once my mother, the art teacher, stopped laughing she offered to help me pull it together.  My friend Lorna, whose show Honeytrap is on at akau inc. right now,  has offered her advice on how to avoid sounding like a self-aggrandising dork.

Here is the official PR announcement from the gallery:

50Paces Participation Badge

50 Paces an Installation by Alexa Clark

Curated by Peggy Woolsey

A floating photographic installation on a frozen river transplanted to a gallery.

Friday, May 4, 2007 to June 4, 2007
Opening Party Friday May 4, 5pm-7pm

Saint John Arts Centre – Rotunda Gallery
20 Hazen Ave
Saint John, NB

Jim Clark had a heart attack. He lives alone on Moose Island isolated in the middle of the Kennebecasis River in New Brunswick. How did this drastic personal event become an international art installation that caught the imagination of photographers worldwide?

In the winter of 2007, a trail of trees bedecked with photos from around the world marked a trail that linked Moose Island to the mainland. Taught to measure the thickness of the ice every 50 paces, Alexa Clark returned to the island and re-examined the connections of life. Her response to her father’s illness and choice of solitary lifestyle was to invite him to see what others see at measured paces from their homes. She invited Flickr photographers to participate and the resulting meditation on place began.

Saint John Arts Centre offers you a chance to pace the journey of a father/ daughter relationship that turned a desolate stretch of ice into a floating gallery that warmed the hearts of the world.

Come see the images and begin to count the paces in your life.

Photographers who participated in the :

RicKarrThe Pack

Photos of the Installation:

By Eric Carr –  By Lex

The Opening

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “50 Paces an Installation

  • April 21, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Lex!
    Congrats on the art show. Very cool indeed. Amazing what inspiration can turn into.

  • April 26, 2007 at 1:41 am

    I can’t wait to read your artist’s statement. You will post it on this blog, right?


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