Coming Home

Artist: Hamilton, Cheryl & Vandermeer, Michael
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by Adera in collaboration with the City of North Vancouver Public Art Program

Coming Home celebrates the life cycle of salmon. In particular this sculpture represents the act of fighting upstream in order to spawn and thus create the next generation of fish.  This outdoor water sculpture welcomes residents and reminds them of the natural environment that came before and the river that has been restored.




cut, shaped, welded, machined and polished stainless steel, with water powered kinetic design;  14’ high x 20’ wide

About the Artists:

Cheryl Hamilton is a conceptual artist with a penchant for visual ingenuity. A stickler for perfection, Cheryl imbues her design work with a kineticism inspired by her education as an animator at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her training in glass blowing at Alberta’s Red Deer College and Pilchuck Glass School, coupled with her metal working expertise, enable her to animate light and colour within her monumental steel structures.

Michael Vandermeer is a sculptor whose current artistic practice is informed by his love of science and his training in Physics. With a remarkable aptitude for engineering, metallurgy, electronics, and chemistry, Michael broadens the studio’s palette to include unique materials and technologies.