Name: Hope the Whale
Location: Vancouver, BC
Size: 25′ long
Hope is a 7.6 meter long representation of a whale, made from recycled sail fabric and wooden ribs, surrounded by a dozen large water drops. It is an interactive art installation designed to allow anyone the opportunity to have a voice, to engage the public in a welcoming and inclusive way. This was done through physical means of inviting the public to write their messages of hope on the water drops and digitally through videos, images & tweets, which were projected onto the whale at night.
“Hope” was created in collaboration with First Nations and conservation organizations in response to the growing opposition to the northern pipelines. The art installation was set up in downtown Vancouver from Jan 14-18 2013, outside the Wall Centre where the Enbridge Pipeline hearings were taking place, as a means of representing the growing support for an oil-free coast.