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Jordan Schwab, originally from Prince George, BC, holds a BFA from Thompson Rivers University (2005), and received his MFA from the University of Saskatchewan (2009). He has exhibited across the country, having been included in shows at SKOL gallery(Montreal), SNAP Gallery(Edmonton), Martha Street Studio(Winnipeg), Kamloops Art Gallery, and AKA Artist-Run, PAVED Arts, and Remai Modern Pre-Launch in Saskatoon.

Carbon footprint frame in the studio at Banff Centre, from artist Jordan Schwab

Jordan Schwab, Carbon footprint frame in the studio at Banff Centre.

While at Banff Centre, I explored relationships between architecture, scale, and environmental impact.  I calculated my daily carbon footprint and translated this data into various forms of equivalent volume. This large house shaped sculpture represents a single day of my carbon footprint.  Titled “I am the Magpie” (as magpies live within close proximity to where they were born), it will become the foundation for and outdoor installation upon returning to Quesnel, BC.

Jordan Schwab

Maquette for carbon frame, by Jordan Schwab. Pictured in a winter mountain landscape.

Jordan Schwab, Maquette for Carbon Frame

“I am the Magpie” artwork mockup, by Jordan Schwab. Carbon frame in winter landscape.

Jordan Schwab, “I am the Magpie” mockup

See more of Jordan's work here.

Jordan Schwab's residency was generously supported by the CIBC Emerging Artists Scholarships Endowment