High fired clay with oxides and glazes and cement

Permanent Installation in the Burton Auditorium, Crawford Lake Conservation Area Visitor’s Centre.

Installed October 2009

An interpretation of the Niagara Escarpment created during a week-long session at the Crawford Lake Conservation area. What appear to be ancient solid rocks are hollow fragile vessels which can erode to dust with man’s footsteps…just like the fragile ecosystem of the Niagara Escarpment.

Art can be a powerful tool for education. The staff at Crawford Lake use Fragility to talk to kids on school trips about respecting the protected areas of the conservation area.