Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal


This article shares some of the poetry and dance that emerged out of a two-year Artist in Residency in the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As a site-specific performance artist, my practice has explored being with and in the Botanical Garden and allowing poetry and dance to emerge out of my walks, arts-based practice of listening, observing the various species in the Asian garden from all over Asia as well as indigenous plants and trees in B.C. My offering was to bring an artistic lens to the exploration and interpretation of the garden. Out of this experience came many seasonal performances, entitled, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Incarnatas as well as specific performances connected to the Magnolias and Maples. This poetic piece shares some of the poetry and images that came out of this residency. I am grateful to the wonderful photographers I worked with who came on this journey with me.



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