Client: City of Kelowna
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Completion date: 2007
Artwork budget: $250,000
Crowe River Studio
City of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
City of Kelowna, BC.
Three oxidized steel sculptures based on canoe and aquatic animal-fish forms along an inner-city Salmon River Mission Creek in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Sixteen ft. long each plus granite boulders.
Goal was to connect the public to Nature, the cycles of the river and salmon runs.
The sculptures were fabricated in Toronto, then shipped and installed.
The goal of the project was to draw attention to the annual salmon runs in Mission Creek, an urban river and urban wilderness public park, in Kelowna, BC. Through three sculptures, evoking in abstract expressionist style, connections between canoes and kayaks, which people used on the river, to the shapes and forms of the salmon below. The forms I created are intentionally, fragmented, bridging the human-boat construction with the skeletal forms of fish/whales, because that is where human designed boats came from originally. There by connecting human urban culture with Nature, and origins.