"No Fly Zone" was created by Heather in the summer of 2015 as part of the Dinner Plate Project she began in 2010 (more on this project below). "No Fly Zone" refers to 18,600 acres of land in North Pickering that was expropriated by the federal government in 1972 for an airport that was never built. Almost half a century later, the site is still on hold for a possible future airport, despite strong and constant opposition, led originally by People or Planes and since 2005 by Land Over Landings.

 In 2013, renewed talk of an airport prompted the idea of the "No Fly Zone" drawing. Two years later, farmer Ron Tapscott (the only original farmer remaining on the government land, albeit as a tenant on what was once his family's own property) and a group of other Pickering residents and Land Over Landings supporters volunteered to help transform the paper drawing into a field drawing.

 
 
NO FLY ZONE 2013 (70 metres)

NO FLY ZONE 2013 (70 metres)

 
Volunteers include Farmers’ Bobbie and Ron Tapscott (right)2013

Volunteers include Farmers’ Bobbie and Ron Tapscott (right)2013

Joe Bezubiak on the tractor 2013

Joe Bezubiak on the tractor 2013

 
 

In Heather's earlier works, a 24" x 30" drawing would be simply scaled, and amplified in the field at a much larger scale. She would use pegs to mark the specific areas as outlined in the drawing, and run cords from certain points to help guide her drawing with a lawn mower. Reliance on her original drawing on paper was a valued reference throughout the entire process. The early works were first documented from a hang glider by a professional photographer flying tandem with Mike "the Kite" Robertson of High Perspective Hang Gliding in Brougham, North Pickering, ON. As shown on the home page, a drone has since replaced the hand glider. The "Eat Local" field drawing was created with a push lawnmower in a farmer's field on part of Mike Robertson's flying field.

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Eat Local 2012

Eat Local 2012

 
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