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DEEP BLUE Origami Workshops will happen every Sunday in August 2017. These events are included with general admission and open to the public of all ages. Workshops will be held at the Ontario Science Centre’s Great Hall and facilitated by the artists in collaboration with seventh-grader, Daniel Ranger, a junior ambassador for the Great Lakes Trust and an avid origami maker.
Deep Blue is a collaborative art installation celebrating the beauty, ecology and majestic depths of Lake Ontario. Assembled from hundreds of origami shapes depicting various Lake Ontario species, this intricate artwork will be suspended in the “Living Earth” room at the Ontario Science Centre.
Viewed from afar, Deep Blue will present Lake Ontario as a striking three-dimensional body of water, visualizing the lake’s approximate bathymetry (i.e. depth, terrain and form). Viewed up close, each individual piece (handmade by workshop collaborators) will reveal its own personal story while serving to educate participants and viewers about Lake Ontario’s unique biology.
Deep Blue will stand as a co-created symbol of Canada’s long-term commitment to foster youth stewardship, education and gratitude for the Great Lakes and all its living inhabitants.
Additional event details coming soon. In the meantime, check out labspacestudio.ca!