Originally installed as an artistic bike barrier on the low level road in 2002, this sculptural work was relocated to Esplanade Avenue in 2014, as part of the Port Metro road realignment project. Each pole is topped with a painted cedar sculpture which pivots in the wind, depicting symbols that relate to the old logging town of Moodyville that once flourished here. Look closely and you will see a wheat sheaf, a fiddlehead, clouds, fish, a bighorn, a stylized bucksaw, a feather, fern, a broom and gears. The installation serves both as a piece of public art and as a protective barrier from roadway traffic for pedestrians and cyclists.
Watch the video of artist Peter Pierobon discussing the Essential Elements public artwork.