SK8 Wave

SK8 Wave
Artist: Metz & Chew
Category: Civic
Status: Removed
Sponsor: City of North Vancouver


(Removed 2022)
SK8 Wave
 is a colourful skateboard structure integrated into a 16,000 square foot street skate park. The park resembles an urban plaza complete with curbs, walls, rails and ramps.  Sk8Wave is the only curvaceous element in the park and makes reference to early roots of skateboarding that came from water-surfing culture. The piece was designed by the artists after several youth focused sessions and consultation with skate park designer Jim Burnum.


Concrete, Granite, sgraffito

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.