Current Projects

Totem 2.0

Commissioned by Pacific Opera Victoria, the Pole will comprise 14 custom cut second-growth cedar beams assembled into the size of an old-growth tree. To facilitate this process and engage student learning, Carey is collaborating with Camosun Innovates to develop a project with their mechanical engineering program. This will be supported by the National Science Research …

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Brost Foundation

A commissioned collaborative project with German contemporary artist Marcus Kiel and funded by the Brost Foundation. The work will examine the history of resource extraction of steel and coal in Germany, and deforestation in Canada. “Wood Meets Steel”, a working title, will be installed in Gelsenkirchen on the site of a former coal mine.

The Seedling Project

An ongoing project with the University of Victoria, Carey is working towards designing a 3D model for a cedar totem pole – one that will be carved generations from now after a sapling planted on campus reaches full maturity. The aim of the project is to create a plan that can be committed to for decades to come. The work opposes standard four-year election cycles or fiscal year ends, as a way to nourish our relationship with the land and question colonial systems in power.

Telus Ocean

Carey is currently developing an integrated artwork design on the upcoming Telus Ocean building in downtown Victoria. The premise of the work is memories of xwsзyq’әm, which is the Lekwungen term for the James Bay mudflats that once existed in and around the inner harbour of Victoria B.C.