James C. Smith
9300 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON
The piece presents numerous stainless steel shopping bags which are suspended on three abstracted and leafless tree structures. The wind animates the shopping bags and signifies the vitality and momentum of consumer culture.
By exhibiting shopping bags suspended in trees the artist is representing the challenges we confront in trying to reconcile our appreciation for idyllic natural landscapes with the qualities we value in our urban built environment.