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DOUGLAS SCHOLES

Walk no.2 – May 22 to 28, 2011 (spring)

This Walk took four days to perform.  For each day, I was following the same daily schedule as the City of Granby Public Works – starting the day by punching-in at 7:00 am at the municipal garage, remaining on the road all day, taking my lunch at the side of the road and returning to the garage to punch-out at 4:00 pm, finishing the workday.


Walk no. 2 – Day 1: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 (scroll down)
Walk no. 2 – Day 2: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Walk no. 2 – Day 3: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Walk no. 2 – Day 4: Friday, May 27, 2011 

SITE: route 112 (rue Principale and rue Denison est) from the east to the west city limits.  Total distance of 13.75 kms (See map)This is the opposite direction taken during Walk no. 1.  Each day I walked about 3.5 kms.


ACTIONS: During the walk, I picked up garbage and debris from the side of the road and replace them with replicas of garbage made from beeswax. For example, replicas of plastic water bottles, chip bags, disposable coffee/drink cups, etc. These symbolic actions remain virtually invisible.

Special thanks to Jaden Scholes and to Chelsea Lytle, a McGill University Art History student, for helping cast the beeswax replicas, as well as to Dr.Rebecca Duclos, McGill University Contemporary Art History instructor, for her role in creating the link between her students and artists.

Walk no. 2 – Day 1: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Morning: 18°C, overcast, wet but not raining
Afternoon: 22°C, cloudy with sunny breaks

Some remnant wax objects (plug covers) from the previous Walk no. 1.  They were part of the final pile left in August 2010 at the West city limits.

A few more wax object remnants.
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Animation

I received a visit from the local police who were acting on a complaint that someone as leaving garbage on the side of the road.  They only charge me to be careful along the road and not to enter private property.

Photo: Patrick Beaulieu
Photo:Patrick Beaulieu

Walk no. 2 – Day 2: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walk no. 2 – Day 3: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Walk no. 2 – Day 4: Friday, May 27, 2011

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