I wanted to work with the powerful image of the maple leaf, perhaps Canada’s most overly used symbol of pride. I was incredibly struck by the clichéd baggage that this little shape offers, at the strength it holds, and how its complicated sides point in so many directions. I have been spending a large amount of my free time in the woods this spring and was inspired to see that when the forest floor first thinks about turning green these seemingly dead little branches turn out to be small saplings sending out crumpled little distorted maple leaves. Maybe this common shape needs new life: as a beautiful symbol worthy of admiration in its own world without all the responsibility.
Each week, starting in May 2010, six artists from EYE BUY ART released a site-specific, limited edition print in partnership with the Drake Hotel
. Photographs from the series are available individually here, or, you can save on shipping for a limited time and purchase the entire series as a boxed set