Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor

 (2013 - 2016)

Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor—a project in art and social engagement—brings together elements of craft, performance, and civic participation to create edible art objects made from local vegetation and civic water sources—popsicles! Composed of three primary public actions, Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor includes: the finding and collecting of fruits, grasses, flowers, bark, roots and other edible plant life that grows in specific neighbourhoods in a city; the processing of these ingredients into community-specific ice pops and; the distribution of free naturally flavoured popsicles to participants for consumption via a small mobile popsicle stand. Throughout the highly public and performative process we are dressed as hybrid park warden/vendors and act as naturalist and huckster, hunter and gatherer.