Eden Grove Artist in Residence, Pacheedaht Territory, 2021
curated by Jessie Demers

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“The Eden Grove Artist in Residence program offers artists the opportunity to be immersed in ancient temperate rainforest ecosystems while witnessing the frontlines of the forest protection movement and building relationships with the local community.”

I'm thankful to have the opportunity to spend time as a visitor on unceded Pacheedaht territory, amplifying and documenting the work of the activist community on-site. Drawing is an act of slowing down and observing, a process that is crucial in these times. Through representations of the movement, I aim to support the work of ecological justice and solidarity in challenging overt misuse of power.

Copyright Heather Kai Smith, 2022