Artist brings The Interpreter Project to Richmond Nature Park
13 May 2019
Those who visit the Richmond Nature Park are invited to slow down and focus on the silent wonders of nature. From May to October 2019, Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu, artist-in-residence, is presenting The Interpreter Project, a series of public events and workshops exploring the process of interpretation through stories, nature and culture.
Lu is particularly inspired by the newt, a native amphibious creature that is vulnerable because it cannot see nor hear well. Taking the creature’s limitations as a form of wisdom, The Interpreter Project provides an opportunity for participants to explore the park through the senses.
The public is invited to meet the artist at The Interpreter Project launch event on Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway. There will be a drawing and painting activity for visitors to explore the senses of sight and touch. Tea and small treats will be provided. Additional events will be held on June 2, 22 and 23. Find out more at www.richmond.ca/publicart or www.theinterpreterproject.weebly.com.
Lu is a multimedia artist interested in installation, sculpture and painting. She thinks of her practice as a conceptual dance\ where each movement requires its own set of research and material choice. Lu often gravitates to exploring the hidden, the small, and the in-between. Using the metaphor of dance, she finds the possibility between one movement and another more intriguing than the arrival of a finale.
This project is presented in partnership with the Richmond Nature Park Society and is part of the 2019 Engaging Artists in Community Program presented by Richmond Public Art. The Engaging Artists in Community Program aims to support artists with socially-oriented practices and encourages the development of a wide variety of art forms for artists working within communities.
For further information about The Interpreter Project, visit theinterpreterproject.weebly.com.