Gasparfon is a work that was assembled on site at The Kenderdine Art Gallery during a residency in 2017. It is comprised of recycled flooring and masonite, fixed to a 60’s era peddle boat saved from the landfill.
The work is part of my narrative about an Elon-Musk-type engineer/entrepreneur/philosopher gentleman who I imagine populated Saskatchewan in the 40s and 50s. That time when we were creating universal healthcare, pensions, a human rights code and developing a social safety net.
I imagine Charles Gaspar piloting the Gasparfon down the placid currents of the South Saskatchewan River. He is collecting samples, adding them to his database of biological components used to develop medical cures and psychedelic medicines.