Set in a small pond within a triangular traffic island, the fountain marks the entrance to Capilano Highlands.
When the District decided to landscape the triangular plaza at the corner of Capilano Road and Ridgewood Drive to mark the entry to Capilano-Highlands, Norris was chosen to provide a welded metal sculpture set in a small pond. When the work was installed in 1971-72, the underwater plumbing cost as much to install as the sculpture itself.
A former teacher of sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art, George Norris was perhaps best known for his iconic 'Crab Fountain' sculpture at the Vancouver Museum.
welded sheet metal
About the Artist:
Born in Victoria and raised in Vancouver, George Norris (1928-2013) attended the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University of Art + Design). After studying in New York under reknowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, he traveled extensively across Europe studying art and returned to Vancouver in 1956 to begin a prolific 30-year career designing and creating some of Western Canada’s best known public sculptures. Mr Norris lectured at UBC, the Vancouver School of Art and the Banff School of Fine Arts.