Salmon Cycle

Salmon Cycle
Salmon Cycle
public art, sculpture, voyce, North Vancouver
Sculpture

Inspired by the restoration projects to improve salmon habitat along the channels of nearby Mosquito Creek, Salmon Cycle celebrates the connection between the community and the living systems of the surrounding natural environment. This human powered interactive sculpture whimsically asks if fish have learned to climb ladders what would it be like if they could ride bicycles? Children and adults are invited to play with the sculpture’s steering wheel and watch this six foot salmon train for its next “Spin Class”.  

Note: Water pumping through this sculpture, is directly tied to a unique water collection system that reuses the facility’s runoff water for the garden landscape. 

 

Specifications

16 foot tall water powered kinetic interactive sculpture made of stainless and galvanized steel, plastic and electronics

About the artist:

Visual arts have been an integral part of Bruce Voyce’s life since childhood. His artistic practice has evolved to embrace public art, and the creation of works of art that enrich our common spaces. He has lived in various parts of the country, spending early years in London, Ontario before studying at McGill University and eventually settling in Vancouver. After studying art and sculpture in Florence and Pietrasanta Italy, Bruce returned to Canada and began to create public art projects. With numerous local and international projects, Bruce’s public art combines culture, nature, and technology to create complex artworks that surpass expectation.

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