420 celebrations went down between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on APRIL 20, 2014 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada. A peaceful smoke-filled affair, the place was a veritable hotbox when 4:20 p.m. rolled around.
Self-taught artist Mr. Finch creates animals and other objects that seem to stem from Alice’s Wonderland. Inspired by the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch forms flowers, insects and birds that fascinate him with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour.
He then goes hunting for vintage textiles – velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron – and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. According to Mr. Finch, his figures are “storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten”.