Description: Ocean Flotilla is the public participation component of a larger environmental project created by Haruko Okano that was displayed on Granville Island September 8 – 18, 2011. Ocean Flotilla is 1000 paper boats that carry the messages contributed from here and around the globe in response to the question “What is your hopes for a healthier world in the next 100 years?” The small boats made of unbleached kraft paper waterproofed with Kakishibu were part of the 1000 strong flotilla launched from the NW perimeter by Granville Island Boat Rental on Granville Island on the afternoon of September 17. Kakishibu is an organic multipurpose Japanese medium used as a dye, insect resistant, water proofing liquid.
The boats were numbered so that participants and interested parties can track the boats journey on the blog site for this project.
Launch on September 17 from Granville Island