What I Do

01

RESEARCH

02

OPTIMIZE

03

TELL STORIES

04

DESIGN

05

CREATE

White Cotton Fabric
Wooden Hut

GEOGRAPHIES

&

Possibilities

Places are complex, dynamic, inviting sets of relations, realities, and worlds...

 

My work in Geography + Environmental engineering + clinical manual therapies, come together in the creation of 

Places and  "blue green Infrastructures."  

For connection.

For discovery.

For keeping well.

Trina

Master Thesis
Master Thesis

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, 2008 Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering

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"Pink Cloud"
"Pink Cloud"

Even euphoria is transient

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"Pink Cloud"
"Pink Cloud"

Euphoria. Everywhere. Anywhere.

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Upcycling Projects
Upcycling Projects

Why the word "home-less"? Home is always "here and now".

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Augmented Reality Gallery
Augmented Reality Gallery

BLIPPAR app platform for Distributed Augmented Reality Gallery. Initially designed for Aula Luz (non profit org for arts+ecology+health)

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Megathon Prototype
Megathon Prototype

Human Power Station

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100K Paper Butterflies
100K Paper Butterflies

Inspired by "Reflectance basking" of the humble cabbage butterfly. This versatile installation is applicable at any surface that needs light and sparkle!

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"Tendered"
"Tendered"

“To the people who one day might grieve because these boulders came down on them, remember that thoughts, well wishes, and prayers came with these… May you find the strength and courage to perceive past the agony. These gifts came from the most beautiful volcano in the world. May you find tenderness, solace, and peace in that thought.”

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"A Beautiful Lottery" Concept
"A Beautiful Lottery" Concept

A conceptual series of painted boulders on an ephemeral (and quarried) Salvacion River in Daraga, Albay. Boulders on river beds are bound to be transported with floods. white and gold painted heart prints, these "threats of destruction" were "tendered" and transformed into "offerings" of well wishes for the lucky or unlucky future recipients of floods downstream. The loops and connected dots on the piles of rocks, are symbols of collective transcendence in times of crises.

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Unicorn horns for sale!
Unicorn horns for sale!

For the Drop In Center's booth Heart for Art Walk 2017 by The Canadian Artists for the Poor Why Unicorns? See blog:

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Where is home?
Where is home?

Upcycled coffee table for The Drop In Center Art Booth, Heart for Art Walk 2017

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Prototype Casco
Prototype Casco

A modern interpretation of a traditional raft for intertidal regions/ estuaries of Manila, Philippines. (Grant received from the Philippine National Commission for the Culture and the Arts)

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City Lights Paper Circuit
City Lights Paper Circuit

LUTW Dinner in the Dark Gala Activity Table Centerpieces with AgIC Circuit Paper and Conducting Ink Pen Calgary, AB

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Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies

An inspiring phenomena of flight, motherhood, and challenging borders and boundaries...

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Stormy sea
Stormy sea

There is light even from storm clouds...

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Town Lights Circuit Paper
Town Lights Circuit Paper

Prototype LUTW Dinner in the Dark Gala Activity Table Centerpieces with AgIC Circuit Paper and Conducting Ink Pen, Calgary, AB

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Unicorn Hats for The Drop In Centre
Unicorn Hats for The Drop In Centre

Unicorn Hats for Halloween 2016, The Drop In Shelter and Rehab Centre, Calgary, AB

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Play with lustre
Play with lustre

Hawaii, US

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Wild flowers over Basalt
Wild flowers over Basalt

Hawaii, US

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Velvet over mudstone
Velvet over mudstone

Bacacay, Philippines

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Strings and Braids
Strings and Braids

Hawaii, US

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Hydrologic Lottery
Hydrologic Lottery

Art to communicate disaster risk + transcendence, Salvacion River, Daraga Albay, Philippines

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Rock me Softly
Rock me Softly

A conceptual art piece on an andesitic boulder (at least 1m3 vol) believed to have been deposited in Barangay Salvacion, Daraga, Albay (Philippines) during the 1814 eruption and lahar flow regime of the Mayon volcano. The white and gold lace pattern enamors the rock to symbolize living in grace amidst a landscape of beauty, deluge, and disaster.

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Impromptu Ikebana
Impromptu Ikebana

Hawaii, US

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Go Read about it

An Optimality GAME by Trina

+

Trina and Endre's Submission to the Alberta Climate Change Leadership Plan Advisory Panel

re: optimal green waste management and solar energy