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Circadian Rhythms

 "Circadian Rhythms" has been created to reflect the depth of our connection to our surrounding environment.  This colder and darker time of year has a harmful effect on our mental health, and as a result many Canadians experience varying degrees of Seasonal Affective Disorder.  "Circadian Rhythms" strives to encourage all of us to approach this time of year understanding of the different mental spaces our community experiences and to enforce the importance of self-care in all its facets.


Hidden in the side of a tunnel nestled in the twisting pathways of Ontario Place, park visitors will be drawn to the myriad of lights and sounds emanating from this cavern. Mixing hand-crafted resin sculptures and laser-cut acrylic pieces, at first glance the cave will appear to be filled only with glowing crystals and otherworldly rocks.  However, when standing directly in front of the opening, these elements will align to reveal a face emerging from the cave floor.  Look closer, and you will see many hands reaching out from the crystal shards.  While this winter will force many of us to retreat into ourselves, we must always remain aware of those around us who can provide love, support and comfort, even if at times you cannot see them.  


To realize this installation, she commissioned a score designed to soothe viewers, created by Henry Paterson, a multidisciplinary musician based in Toronto.

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