After receiving a much needed makeover the Queensbury Tree Frog is now relocated in a picturesque spot overlooking the children’s playground at Moodyville Park. This giant carved wood sculpture was originally created in 2007 as a community art project lead by Queensbury Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee. During its creation school children assisted the artist Eric Neighbour in transforming the ancient cedar stump into a tree frog, that doubled as the school’s playground slide (see included image). Recently the Frog graduated from elementary school and needed to move on, so the North Vancouver Public Art Program teamed up with staff from City Parks and School District 44 to reimagine a new life for the kid friendly reptile. With the artist’s expert help, the much loved Queensbury Tree Frog was repaired, refurbished and relocated to its new home next to the pedestrian pathway at Moodyville Park.
About the artist:
Eric Neighbour has been making public art since 1985. He has sculpture installed in parks in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby & Ontario. He makes painting, photography, sculpture & fountains at The Arts Factory.