Approx. 5x12 ft.
Steel, PVC sewer pipe, firewood, hardware, printed postcards
This project was initially mounted as an installation at Kitchener Waterloo art Gallery, and then expanded for a public art project commissioned by Dalhousie University Art Gallery in Halifax. The work consists of a large steel culvert shelter that is filled on both ends with firewood and makeshift “mailboxes” that create an impenetrable wall. The tube-like mailboxes can be opened and used by the public to leave messages for either the occupants of the shelter or for others. In addition to the mailboxes located within the sculpture, other mailboxes were located around the campus as satellite components to the piece. Again, viewers were encouraged to correspond using printed postcards left in the mailboxes.