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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.

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