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Canada Art Trek: Parry Sound

April 11, 2013

Day 1: Parry Sound, Ontario

Canada Art Trek

 The first thing you notice about the town of Parry Sound is the fact that it is nestled amid brightly coloured granite rock formations left long ago by glaciers. Arriving in Parry Sound two hours ahead of schedule I decided to spend the day exploring the area. After meeting with a few local residents I was directed to Waubuno Beach, a small sandy swimming area surrounded by large boulders and flat granite outcroppings. Waubuno beach is located on a strip of shoreline between the Canada Coast Guard base and the Bobby Orr Museum. I am assuming that the beach is named after the Parry Sound’s most famous shipwreck of the same name. Waubuno was a a paddle-wheeler that sank in 1879 with all-hands. Only portions of the wreck have ever been found and it remains somewhat of a mystery to this day.ImageThis installation utilizes a needle felted and hand-dyed textile made from merino wool which was carefully tucked around existing rocks to take its form.

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