85 Hanna Ave, Liberty Village, Toronto, ON
A gatekeeper to the shops of liberty, ‘CAN’ is a remnant of the accelerated lifestyle. Its brand-less, textured form is antithetical to the smooth surfaces of consumer goods. The reconstructed skinny can is a waste object made clean and valuable. The sculpture mirrors the unrecognizable transformation of Liberty Village’s past and its affluent present and future. The enlarged can is personified, a presence with which viewers may empathize.