Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada 2015 - 2017
repurposed granite slabs
Site Repair is a counter monument that was conceived in commemoration of Anna Leonowens, who was one of the founders of the National Council of Women of Canada. This project returns a defunct monument - once erected to commemorate the surrounding historic architecture - to street level by repurposing the existing materials - large granite slabs. The new centre stone is inscribed with a quote by Leonowens that reads in a continuous circle, leaving it up to the viewer to choose how they read it – “There is compensation in all things” or “In all things there is compensation” are possibilities. The project arose from questions of representation of colonial figures within public space.
design for centre stone
proposal for site reparation
existing fountain to be demolished