With a sense of humour and light heartedness, The Living Lounge is an example of user-friendly public art. Created through the District of North Vancouver’s Public Art Program, the art work consists of eight large sculpted cushions fabricated from various colours of granite, a stylized Persian carpet made of pebbles, and two decorative screens. The sculptures have transformed a once-empty nook in Lynn Valley Village into a calm and comfortable outdoor lounge that invites passers-by to sit down, relax and have some fun.
Watch the video of artists Paul Slipper & Mary Ann Liu discussing their public artwork The Living Lounge.
Granite, pebbles, aluminum
About the artists:
Paul Slipper is a North Vancouver based stone sculptor working as a full time artist since graduating from Emily Carr University in 1983. Having sold and shown both locally and internationally, his work has received numerous awards throughout North America and Asia. He has exhibited in Vancouver, Whistler, Denver, New York, Toronto, LA, Hokkaido Japan and Palm Desert CA.
Mary-Ann Liu is a Vancouver based artist that works in a variety of mediums. A graduate of Emily Carr University, Mary-Ann has worked in a variety of settings including: industrial design, graphic design, public art installations; and, film sculpture works.