The sculpture Leave it to Me is informed by the species Acer Macrophyllum Pursh, commonly known as the Big Leaf Maple - the largest and fastest growing Maple in western Canada. Located near the shores of Hastings Creek, a riparian zone that is the natural habitat of the Big Leaf Maple, the work boldly endorses the importance of protecting our natural urban landscape. The scale of the work and the reflective finish creates a poetic statement about the preciousness of both our urban and natural habitats. As our urban areas densify, it essential that our community’s urban forests are respected, protected and encouraged to flourish.
3205 Mountain Highway
Buffed Stainless Steel
About the Artist:
Victoria based sculptor/landscape artist Illarion Gallant has been a practicing professional artist since 1988. He specializes in large scale, site specific, outdoor urban sculpture pieces. The highly symbolic work references the connectivity between the evolution of the natural world and the human experience and interaction with the contemporary urban landscape. Gallant’s work can be found in Toronto, Calgary, Victoria and North Vancouver.