Artworks For Wild Spaces (The AWWS Project), Southern Alberta CDA

This was a collaborative effort with local artists to create a positive voice for wild spaces that were threatened by resource extraction. Yarn bombing was selected as way to celebrate the wilderness and create metaphors about caring for our environment. Thirty trees were covered in handmade afghans that were donated by the community in an effort create a voice for our wild spaces. The project went viral increasing attention and eventually, with the effort of many others, culminating in the declaration of a provincial park in 2015.

01 AWWS Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See <a href="/links">Links & Press</a> for media coverage.
01 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
02 AWWS
02 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
03 AWWS
03 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
04 AWWS
04 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
05 AWWS
05 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
06 AWWS
06 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
07 AWWS
07 AWWS
Beaver Mines, Alberta; 12 people, 4 hours, 30 trees; This temporary art project was in support of the Castle Wilderness Coalition protest regarding logging practices in the area. Feb 13, 10 am to Feb 25, 2012. See Links & Press for media coverage.
08 AWWS Burmis Hillside, Alberta; 4 people, 2 hours,1 tree & hillside; This temporary art project celebrated a hillside under threat of becoming a transmission tower corridor. October 15, 1:30-3:30pm, 2011.
08 AWWS
Burmis Hillside, Alberta; 4 people, 2 hours,1 tree & hillside; This temporary art project celebrated a hillside under threat of becoming a transmission tower corridor. October 15, 1:30-3:30pm, 2011.
09 AWWS
09 AWWS
Burmis Hillside, Alberta; 4 people, 2 hours,1 tree & hillside; This temporary art project celebrated a hillside under threat of becoming a transmission tower corridor. October 15, 1:30-3:30pm, 2011.
10 AWWS Highway 3, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; 4 people, various times in the winter of 2010 to raise awareness of art evetns that can support and celebrate wilderness areas. See <a href="/links">Links & Press</a> for AWWS website.
10 AWWS
Highway 3, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; 4 people, various times in the winter of 2010 to raise awareness of art evetns that can support and celebrate wilderness areas. See Links & Press for AWWS website.
11 AWWS
11 AWWS
Highway 3, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; 4 people, various times in the winter of 2010 to raise awareness of art evetns that can support and celebrate wilderness areas. See Links & Press for AWWS website.
12 AWWS
12 AWWS
Highway 3, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; 4 people, various times in the winter of 2010 to raise awareness of art evetns that can support and celebrate wilderness areas. See Links & Press for AWWS website.
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