Fire Book

  • Installation, City of York Fire Department office, 1998

  • Book of collaged images and text, four banners

An installation in the administrative offices of the former City of York Fire Department at Lawrence and Weston Road in Toronto.

 

I interviewed over twenty firefighters and constructed a wooden “book” of eight “pages”, each collaged with historical and contemporary images and quotes. A text panel displays excerpts from interviews: “Comedy”, “Tragedy”, “Work” and “A Sense of Time and Place”.

 

Four banners hung from the 17’ foyer: Fire, Water, Courage, Pride.