Hydrosphere Hydrosphere Hydrosphere public art, glass, North Vancouver
Artist: Gutlove, Michele
Category: Civic
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by the District of North Vancouver

This glass mobile  forms an impressionistic three-dimensional rendition of nature’s water cycle, starting with abstract raindrops near the ceiling, to waves of glass representing rivers and sea.  When subject to various light conditions, the artwork creates a unique light show on the adjacent wall that is reminiscent of sunlight shimmering on the water. 


Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Road

Handblown and moulded glass mobile

About the artist:

American artist Michele Gutlove has been working with glass for over 20 years. Her formal education in architecture provides her with a strong foundation in structural engineering, solar energy and day lighting.  As a visual artist, Gutlove possesses a passion for the interplay of colour and light and she uses her abilities and experience to communicate design intent into her glass installations. She believes that one of the chief functions of public art is to engender a deeper interaction with a place by the people who visit, work and play there. 

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