Great Lakes (Open Edition)
by Joy Charbonneau
Each artwork is custom framed in a wood frame with D-rings for installation. Framing is completed in Toronto, Canada.
Joy Charbonneau // OAA, B.A.(Hons), M.Arch. Joy Charbonneau aims to create intelligent architecture, art and design. Her work is thoughtful and inventive – it is often her motivation to provoke curiosity and delight. Joy works at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. She was born and raised in Southern Ontario where she received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. She has exhibited her work in Toronto galleries such as the Design Exchange, Harbourfront Centre, The Department, and the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery. Her work has been featured in publications such as Wallpaper and Azure.
This work is a bathymetry map of the Great Lakes of Canada from Joy Charbonneau’s “Hydrological Map of Canada” series. Scale 1:5 000 000 or 1 centimetre represents 50 kilometres When our natural environment is recorded as data there is a quantitative image produced which is quite inspiring. For this Hydrological Map, I began with raw data files available from the Government of Canada and generated this representation of our country where land is rendered black and every canal, creek, brook, river, basin, lake, and body of water appears in white. Water is vital for all known forms of life. This map provides one with the capacity to understand the vast interconnected nature of Canada’s water.