Public Art & Commissions

Chair Column

Burnaby, B.C., 2015

Three stacked oversized bronze chairs reaching a height of 15 feet.

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Slow Dirt

Vancouver, 2015

Eight standard 4’ x 8’ panels typically found on development sites were positioned throughout the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of East Vancouver as a response to Vancouver’s mode of developer driven architecture and urban planning. Organized by Western Front and Other Sites Artists’ Projects.

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Monument for the Royal Canadian Navy

Ottawa, 2012

A collaborative project with the architect, Joost Bakker. The overall monument site of two acres involved considerable land shaping and the judicious plantings of grasses   and trees. The other elements include a naval mast and a shaped and inclined granite slab approximately 50’ x 55’. This granite base is cut with bronze strips that denote the east/west, north/south cardinal axes. A curved and tapered white marble form approximately 31 feet long that varies in height from 15 to 27 feet rises out of the granite. The marble form varies in thickness from top to bottom and end to end and is surmounted by a 5 foot in diameter gold leafed sphere.

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Project for Cielo

Vancouver, 2008

A 12ft 6in high x 5ft wide column, with alternating black and white stone bands topped with 2, 5 foot in diameter gold leafed retort like objects.

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Project for Marinaside Crescent

Vancouver, 2000

A 90 foot long open ended, wedge shaped linear space containing a central pond. The pond holds a wheel shaped granite sculpture 22 and a half feet in diameter made up of 12 curved 3 inch thick water carrying granite segments radiating from a central well that is the source of water for the pond. The three granite rings set in the white concrete that extends over the water echo the ring in the central form. The ambient sound of the falling water, lit from below at night, is soothing and acts as a foil for traffic sounds

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Arc for Mies, Toronto Dominion Centre

Toronto, 1985

The patinated Bronze ring has a diameter 30 feet and a thickness of 4 inches. The height falls from 9 feet to 7 feet and the walls lean at an angle of 3.75 degrees. The three over sized bronze chairs are 5ft 1in x 2 feet and aligned at varying distances from the apertures in the ring.

 

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