Farewell to February

There was a very intense rugby practice in the rain and hail last week! Jenny, Delaney and Alana all braved the elements for the cause!

Dalia, Marifer and Patty all had pieces displayed on campus this week, which will be moved to Fort Rodd Hill shortly. Below is a write up from Mr. Bateman as well as pictures of their work:

The Digital Art 11 students were honoured to be asked to join the ‘Windows Into History’ project at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. We decided to focus on the military history at Fort Rodd Hill for our artwork. We applied our digital skills to enlarge and stylize historical photos from the archives, as well as some photos taken by our past  Photo Clubs. The vectorized images were then laser-cut into matboard to create strong black shapes with empty space. They will be installed into the window frames of the historic buildings at Fort Rodd Hill for public viewing. The images that inspired our creativity fall under three broad categories that echo through the past and into the present. The families that spent their lives everyday at this beautiful site, playing, working and even rearing livestock, are now replaced with picnicking families and the dedicated employees at the park. The service men and women who maintained this defensive point are reanimated today by volunteers, from groups like the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association, who grace the facility in full military costume. The homes, battlements, offices, tents and even the classic lighthouse, endure today as the park’s most notable landmarks. Of course, this land is the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations; while we did not attempt to recreate any cultural images from that important period, we felt that strong black and white images were connected to the lineform artwork we have studied in class. Thought was also put into filling the negative spaces in the board with colour. In the end we decided that showing the white of the buildings’ curtains brought forward the textures of the past and allowed for a higher contrast to enable better viewing. We hope you enjoy our work. It was interesting to use modern technology like computers and lasers, to create windows into history.

Piano Recital

A peak of the various talents at SMUS, including our very own Timmis House member, Mattea Edlington. Have a look and listen of her performance of Chopin’s Nocturne in E Flat Major Op.9. So much dedication and practice to play piano with this talent and skill – congratulations, Mattea!

Cooking

Kitchen was in full swing all weekend with baking, some pretty epic dinners and a Sunday evening activity of smoothie bowls, led by our in house chef, Alana!

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