Model Kit & Vessel

Artist: Metz & Chew
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by Intracorp in partnership with the City of North Vancouver

Integrated, Sculpture

The artwork is comprised of two panels sited at the corner of Lonsdale Avenue & 3rd Street. The imagery refers to the Victory ships made at the Versatile Burrard drydock, part of Canada's contribution to WW2. One panel is based on a model-making kit for a naval ship - it is a sheet of parts that can be 'snapped' out.   In the other panel the model ship is assembled - a cast bronze form floating on a textured surface as if in the sea.


About the artists:
Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew are visual artists who started working collaboratively in 1997. Their backgrounds are varied: Nancy’s is drawing, painting, print-making, curating and teaching; Jacqueline’s is photography, archaeology and literature. 
Their practice explores ideas of place and perception, landscape and culture.