The Welcome Back Project > Community Art Crawl

Various toys and glue on welcome mat
23.5 x 35 inches

Artist Collective: Cat Attack Collective
Location: Ottawa Public Library (Old Ottawa South)

Playtime recalls children playing with toys on the floor, a truly creative act with no clear objectives other than tactile and kinetic exploration for the purposes of pleasure. The issues of both play and time have been in sharp focus during the pandemic, for children and their caregivers. Playtime is about innocent childlike exploration and about managing care, joy, and creative outcomes; a celebration of daily life when play becomes urgent, newly defined and determined by shifting parameters.

Cat Attack Collective consists of Natalie Bruvels and her son Tomson, aka Zip-Tie Guy.

Photo credit: Rémi Thériault