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a PUMICE RAFT is an ecological phenomenon that usually follows an underwater volcanic eruption. Amongst the lava, plumes of pumice stones slowly float to the surface of the ocean. If the wind is calm the individual stones form what some sailors have reported as floating islands that appear out of nowhere. The pumice raft has even been known to ferry flora and fauna to new shores. More than an illusion on the horizon, a pumice raft represents a vessel, a conduit, a vehicle; its very constitution cultivates an environment where things can come together in the spirit of collaboration.

PUMICE RAFT is also an alter ego, a lecture series, a tool, but most recently a non-profit space in tkaronto ON, Canada that advocates for an ecological activist approach to the display of visual art and the facilitation of related education. The physical space of Pumice Raft currently resides on the land of the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. It also is one part of a larger community of arts spaces, galleries, and museums visible here.

2020 Exhibition Retrospective

For any and all inquiries please contact pumice[dot]raft[dot]space[at]gmail[dot]com