Today I am at Sunnydale park working as an assistant to Derek as he installs the "3 Amigos". Being his assistant basically entails keeping track of the tools and reminding him to drink water. I smile at the people who wander by and answer any questions if there happens to be any. I take pictures through out the install and hold things when needed.
This commission came about when Mona, head of horticulture at the city of Barrie, showed Derek a picture of a couple of large mushrooms made of willow sticks and asked if he could make 3 similar out of metal. These mushrooms would reside in a naturalized area of the park. Derek's version of the mushrooms turned out quite different from the picture but have the same whimsical feeling. Derek also added a mouse to the grouping to make your smile a little bigger.