Client: HSBC Bank Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Completion date: 2006
This glass mural is located adjacent to the staircase, allowing detailed viewing from top to bottom. It is 12' wide x 30' high, floats 1½” off the wall and is mounted on hidden hardware. Fabricated from reflective/silvered glass, it requires no back-lighting.
Researching company archives, I discovered a fascinating assortment of themes and images which helped to inspire the work. Continents and oceans provide a global context for the images which illustrate the past, present and future of HSBC. From an original current accounts ledger to the cryptic language of computer binary code, the mural provides a glimpse into the storied history of HSBC.
As a team, we determined that a literal approach would be best for this project. The public enjoys exploring the work, discovering a multitude of interesting and unknown facts about the company.