From Weeds We Grow is an interdisciplinary public art project led by STEPS Public Art that shines a light on Rexdale through artistic, Indigenous, and community-based approaches.
From Weeds We Grow explores the intersections of nature, public space, art and wellness through a series of blog posts, a medicinal walk video, a virtual birch bark basket making workshop, and a digital exhibition of culminating artwork. Inspired by the Humber River and the history of Rexdale’s local green spaces, we explore how plants are used to heal and nourish one’s spirit and our connections to the environment.
STEPS Public Art is an award winning charity bridging culture, community, and city-building, animating unlikely spaces with unlikely partners. They seek to inspire cities across Canada to create welcoming public spaces that reflect and celebrate local community through artistic excellence.
Lindsey Lickers, ‘Mushkiiki Nibi’ (Medicine Water), is Turtle Clan originally from Six Nations of the Grand River, with matriarchal ties to the Mississauga’s of Credit First Nation. She has been a practicing artist specializing in painting, beading and community arts facilitation going on fifteen years. In 2019, Lindsey was awarded an International Women’s Day Award (City of Toronto) recognizing her unique synthesis of public art, Indigenous women’s issues and governance.
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