- Stephanie Johns
The Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Rank Inc. and local artist Scott Saunders dashed my hopes of living out my Leslie Knope-inspired fantasies of transforming an eyesore of a pit into something great. Why? Because they're going to do it first. Let the healing begin.
Right this moment (until 5pm today) Saunders will be installing 60 "mannequin-like figured outfitted in business attire" on the site.
"Each figure will be uncommon both in the mannerisms they display and how they are situated within the confines of the vacant lot," says Saunders. "A frozen fenced-in population at once ambiguous, abstract, and wondrous, my figures will dramatically re-contextualize this polarizing space to create a unique viewing experience for the immediate public."