Luminat'eau at Harbourfront
June 14, June15, 2008
Theme of Luminat’eau 2008 art festival was water:
Artwork reflecting water mythology, music coming from musical water instruments, dance performances and rituals celebrating water ….and rain did its début…
It was very appropriate to rain during the water-art festival. Nobody seemed to bothered, but got immersed (literally) into the watery scene with smiles on their faces.
The Rain Gods applauded in a form of rain showers during each performance !
I would like to thank everyone who came o Harbourfront and showed interest in support of the arts .
Mythological Water Creatures, commissioned by Harbourfront were mounted on the canoes in the pond (skating ring) .
Canoe figureheads, created by Tatjana Hutinec are stylized sculptures of Mythological Water Creatures, featuring: Poseidon - Greek god of sea and thunderbolt, Yemanja Afro- Brazilian goddess of the living ocean, Naga -water serpent form Hindu and Buddhist mythology , Atlaua - Aztec lord of the waters, Chinese Dragon - ruler of the storms and waterfalls, Ika-Roa -from Polynesian mythology, fish who gave birth to the Milky Way
Textures created in mixed media technique in combination with bright colours reminiscence folk tails about ancient galleons and illustrations form children's story books
Tatjana Hutinec is sculptor, painter and costume designer. Her work has been commissioned for numerous commercials, music videos, independent movies and big Hollywood productions .