Large Ship Dock Cleat

Artist: Kerr, Cameron
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by Intracorp in partnership with the City of North Vancouver's Developer Public Art Program

Sculpture, Functional

The aesthetic of this sculpture has been developed to work within the context of North Vancouver and the location's rich history of boat building. The granite was chosen to work with the facade of the architecture, it’s durability to weather and wear, and also an aesthetical choice as symbolic of the north shore mountains.

The boat cleat is symbolic of security, connection and a sense of belonging.



About the artist

Cameron Kerr. was born in Campbell River, and at 19 he travelled to Italy where he studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and apprenticed with Manuel Neri in the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy.  After returning to Canada, he continued his studies at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Masters Classes with William Tucker and Anthony Gromley from 2002 to 2007.  After graduation, Cameron moved to Berlin, Germany where he operated two studios: one for drawing and one for sculpture. Over the next year,  Cameron focused on building objects and refining his idiom. Cameron then returned to Vancouver where he has been creating models and sculptures, some of which have been on exhibit at Queen Elizabeth Park and Queen Elizabeth Plaza. His works have also been exhibited in Germany and Italy.