True Reflection, 2006
included in wade, curated by Christie Pearson + Sandra Rechico
True Reflection was installed at Vermont Park wading pool and North Stanley Park pool in Toronto.
SuperGrass™ was installed in the cement wading pool and then the pool filled with water. With the artificial turf the pool became an alluring oasis. The use of materials commented on how the experience of the wading pool relies on manufactured rather than natural elements to recall nature and create the sensual and alluring experience of a lake on a summer day.
“An image that will stick with me in all of this is the ecstatic abandon of a young boy rolling on the artificial turf as if it was his first time in grass. He had the imagination to take the gift for what it was. Joy, like art, is hard to describe, but we know it when we find it.” Kym Pruesse, from catalogue essay, wade 2006