MARK THIBEAULT ART
Images of abandoned buildings and landscapes, nothing is static, everything is in a state of becoming a different incarnation of its former self.
Growing up, Thibeault worked on a neighboring farm; in the spring transplanting in the greenhouses and summer picking in the fields. In late fall and throughout the winter the same crew was contracted to demolish abandoned buildings, then reclaim and repurpose materials.
Works for the Cycles Series started in September 2019 while Thibeault was Artist in Residence at the Cassiar Cannery outside of Prince Rupert. A once thriving fish cannery established in 1889 is now a unique Bed and Breakfast. Outbuildings that have outlived their original intended purpose are now in a state of reclamation by the natural environment or being renovated by the new owners.
The Cycles series documents the slow process of transformation and asks at which point do we recognize something as complete.