This sculpture was created with legacy funds received by the District of North Vancouver municipality after hosting the BC Festival of the Arts. The funds were used to commission an artwork for the atrium of the new Municipal Hall that would compliment and express North Vancouver's spectacular natural setting. To address this challenge the artist created a silver stream of water that tumbles out of an upper wall over two floors of the central atrium. The piece symbolizes the many rivers and streams that flow down the North Shore mountains as they make their way to the Pacific Ocean.
Height 680cm; cast aluminium
About the Artist:
Douglas Senft graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art in 1972. His work is in private and public collections, the City of Vancouver Municipal Collection, the Art Bank of Canada and the Washington State Arts Public Place Collection. After many years of designing and fabricating welded steel art furniture and architectural elements, he devoted the majority of his practice in his final years to the creation of public art projects. Mr. Senft lived and worked in Royston, B.C.