Work at the Trestle

78" H x 94" L x 74" W

Heritage installation featuring figure portrait of T.T. Vernon Smith, civil engineer and builder of the Windsor and Annapolis Railway

Trestles and 3 D map show area of damage following the Saxby Gale of 1869, including journal entries and historic information

Waterfront Park, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

I imagined Vernon Smith throwing together an emergency workstation. He pores over his map, agonizing over miles of new railway lines washed out to sea by the Saxby Gale of 1869. I included portions of Vernon's handwriting, transferred from his engineering journals.


Work at the Trestle