Environmental Projects

Caffyn Kelley has created a number of environmental artworks that link culture, memory and environmental restoration. She uses engraved rocks, native plants, poetry and simple images. Her work includes small ponds, a private meditation garden, bowls and engraved rocks, as well as large-scale public projects. In addition, Caffyn has developed and presented many community projects linking art and environment. She has written on environmental art by other artists (see her book Art and Survival on the work of Patricia Johanson, Islands Institute, 2006).

See her book A Trout Lake Atlas

See her essay:  Reading and Writing (Women) on the Land.

details of Water Dream, Water Memory: Trout Lake, Vancouver, BC. Environmental Sculpture (grass, rocks, engraved rocks), 20’ x 400’. Trout Lake Community Mapping Project. Caffyn was Artist in residence at the Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver. This project involved working for over a year with school and community groups to map nature and natural history at Trout Lake, creating 30 complex artworks and a 400-foot environmental sculpture commemorating a buried creek. “Trout Lake Community Mapping Project” workshops included What is a Map?, Barefoot Mapping, Lake Stewardship, Queer Nature, Natural History of Trout Lake, Bowl as Map / Bowl as Metaphor, Habitat Restoration. Workshops given at the Community Centre and two Vancouver schools (Grades 4-6; Grades 8-10).