At Rest

public art, sculpture, North Vancouver public art, sculpture, North Vancouver
Artist: McNealy, Robert
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Whitford Management - MacLean Homes in partnership with the District of North Vancouver


A collection of six stainless steel paddles and one oar, At Rest is modeled on indigenous cultures from around the world.  The work is based on an allegorical piece that tells the story of migration and settlement on a scale ranging from the geological to the more intimate and human. While the paddles have cultural significance to many far-flung corners of the world, they have now found a place to rest on a collection of erratic boulders which themselves traveled to this site on glaciers that covered the North Shore many thousands of years ago. Together the paddles and boulders shape a restful shelter around a gentle water feature.


Stainless steel, concrete, water feature

About the Artist:
Robert MacNealy was born in 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He studied at Idaho State University and York University and has taught at Emily Carr University, York University, the Banff Centre and Capilano University. He lives and works in Vancouver, BC.