I drove into Calgary to install the ‘hai’ lights piece for the Equinox Vigil. Installing at Union cemetery was a challenge – rocks and asphalt – cold, wind, mist, rain – weather!
It took me about 3 hours to put it up and about 30 minutes to take down.
People responded very positively to the piece. As the evening grew darker and mistier the piece took on an even more ephemeral presence – people were moved by it, touched by its simple beauty. I heard a few weeks later from someone who was there that the piece still haunts her –
I was happy to have been a part of this ceremony, acknowledging the universal cycles of life and death, collectively and personally – in ritual and remembrance.