Alluvii

Sculpture, North Vancouver, Public Art, Blessing HancockSculpture, North Vancouver, Public Art, Sculpture, North Vancouver, BC
Artist: Hancock, Blessing
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Keltic Development + DNV Developer Public Art Program

Digital / Light, Sculpture

Intended to be a magnificent gateway marker at the entrance to the District of North Vancouver, Alluvi is located near the north end of the Lions Gate Bridge, at the corner of Marine Drive and Capilano Road. The artwork consists of a series of three pieces inspired by the Cleveland Dam and the Capilano River eco system. The title comes from the word "alluvion" which is the action of a sea or river forming new land by deposition.   We can imagine these artworks have travelled from the Cleveland Dam, down the Capilano River and have found a home at this location.  Alluvii can be interpreted in multiple ways: as a streaming waterfall, a cistern vessel, a salmon schooling, boat oars, kayaks, smooth rocks, or water dripping from the leaves.  The artwork pattern is repeated three times, in the form of the primary gateway sculpture, within two suspended lanterns at the north end of the site and as a glass frit wall facing the public walkway. 

Specifications

Location:
Marine Drive & Capilano Road

Materials:
Water jet cut stainless steel with satin finish. Polycarbonate panels and colour changing LED lights

Photo Credit:
Becca Ellison

About the artist: 
Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world. Blessing's distinctive ability to merge natural and organic forms with technology, culture, math, science, site specificity and community engagement has brought her world acclaim. She is intrigued by the fusion generated through combining dissimilar realities and in observing how they modify and coalesce into one object. 

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