15 Sep

Human Structures

It feels like an exciting time in Vancouver arts at the moment because of the work being done by Vancouver Biennale. There were installs of new public art pieces around the city over the summer, including the huge new mural by Os Gemeos on Granville Island and the sculpture pictured here by Jonathan Borofsky.

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It was a beautiful day to be outside on Saturday so I decided to walk over to Olympic Village, where this is installed, and take a look. It’s in a great location along the seawall with plenty of space around it. The work is made of painted and molded galvanized steel, featuring pixelated colourful figures stacked to the sky. It’s a striking sculpture and will be a welcome splash of colour in the area when the rainy days finally come around.

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Visit the Vancouver Biennale website to learn more, and for a short audio tour of the work.

© Rachael Ashe