Gif animation by Mike Mclean

Gif animation by Mike Mclean

Forestrial Brain

In July and August, 2017, Matt Shane and Jim Holyoak hiked the West Coast Trail, making sketches and taking photos along the way. They then spent 6 weeks drawing on site at Open Space Artist Run Centre in Victoria, BC. Their continuous, installational drawing detailed a world at once imaginary and referential to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The artists see the drawing process as being connected to walking and thinking. In a sense, this project was composed of two parallel journeys-- one outside and one inside. Victoria is also where the two artists met in 1999.