I started with a grandiose obsession on how to replicate the moving

of  ocean water as two high incoming tides flooded the inlet each day.

And on its quiet surface were to be hundreds of wild geese.

The Gathering mural project resulted in the completion of seven panels of murals; two diptychs and one triptych. Collectively, they pay tribute to the cultural contributors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,  a community that is frequently characterized by its tragedies rather than successes.  The murals make steps towards shifting that perception by highlighting the community’s cultural leaders and their strengths, and accomplishments. These works provide a compassionate, ‘time-capsule’ lens on the past and present.

From the early 1900s to the late 1960s, the East Side neighborhood of Strathcona was home to Vancouver’s first and only black community.  
The ten video stories of Black Strathcona (2014) celebrate some of the people and places that made the community vibrant and unique.


Big Print Project Steveston is a Creative Cultural Collaborations Society (C3 Society) project.

HERE – Placement/Displacement

A public artwork collaboration by Jeanette Lee & Esther Rausenberg

Coastal Jazz Foundation for the Performing Arts in conjunction with Creative Cultural Collaborations Society presented the BIG PRINT JAZZ PROJECT on Granville Island July 1, 2, 3 and 4th, 2016

Granville Island Canada Day long weekend 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Big Print Project – Steamrolling through Chinatown
Dates: July 29, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm*
July 30, 31 and Aug 1, 2016 
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm*
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Plaza 
Reception & Auction: Aug 19, 2016  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Exhibit Dates: Aug 19, 20 & 21, 2016 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum 
555 Columbia St, Vancouver BC

The Blue Cabin floated into Vancouver’s False Creek in summer 2019.


The Elusive Landscape: A Canadian Collaboration

Gerald Pedros, Esther Rausenberg, Richard Tetrault

The Big Print Project 2014 (a joint initiative with New Leaf Editions and C3 Society) was an event designed to highlight printmaking as a dramatic public event. Drawing attention to the potential of large-scale wood-relief prints, it brought together a group of well-known artists as well as mentored artists in creating a suite of woodcuts.