xpace: External Space: Queenston Quarry by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

Queenston Quarry by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

Queenston Quarry by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik is a series of 3D animations on view at the External Space gallery located in the Learning Zone thru December 9th.

Loeppky-Kolesnik created this video series in response to the future development of the Queenston Quarry Restoration Project on the Niagara Escarpment which re-envisions the abandoned limestone quarry property into residential buildings, recreational facilities and tourist destination. The developers vision is to design a community that embraces and compliments both the natural and man-made environment.


Using 3D modeling software Loeppky-Kolesnik takes a playful approach to  that vision, re-imagining the architectural renderings and constructing abstract forms, unified in series of animations.

Kolesnik (seemingly) takes no direct stance for or against the proposed developments of the quarry. Rather, the series highlights the absurdity of human progress and the multiple transformations of the space.
— Connor Crawford

To view Queenston Quarry live, visit the Learning Zone or access it online at xpace Cultural Centre.

About The Author

Heather Evelyn

Learning Zone Technician at OCAD University Library.

Other posts by

Author his web site


11 2013

Your Comment

You must be logged into post a comment.

Use of this service is governed by the IT Acceptable Use and Web Technologies policies.
Privacy Notice: It is possible for your name, e-mail address, and/or student/staff/faculty UserID to be publicly revealed if you choose to use OCAD University Blogs.