Point Pelee Portfolio is one of three ongoing portfolios focusing on the Carolinian forest areas. They also include the Toronto Islands and the Hancock Woodlands in Mississauga. With this work I observe tracts of land over long periods of time. Most are in the process of natural regeneration through stewardship programs. My work questions what is 'wild' and how we are renegotiating our relationship with wilderness and our environment. Point Pelee, a national park near Windsor, Ontario, was once a thriving community. In the 1970s Parks Canada began carefully nurturing the land back to its original Carolinian forest state, featuring large tracts of open savannah and wetlands habitats. Point Pelee is now a world-renowned national park, recognized for birding and butterfly migrations. Chromogenic panoramic images, edition of three at 24"x14", or 20"x 35".

The Artist wish to thank the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosauonee peoples for the use of their land in the making of this work. 

Copyright 2020, April Hickox
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