In celebration of their new store, Mountain Equipment Co-op partnered with the City of North Vancouver in the commissioning of this public art work entitled Swale, created by artists Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales. Located at the entrance to Lynnmouth Park and connected to the Spirit Trail, this site-specific sculpture depicts a long ocean canoe floating over an extension of oars propelled forward by the efforts of a single young canoeist. Captured within the tension of the moment are our hopes for tomorrow as a new generation takes the oars.
Swale is one of several public artworks that can be found on the Spirit Trail. This waterfront-oriented, multi-use and fully accessible greenway currently runs through the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, and Squamish Nation.
About the Artists:
Veronica de Nogales Leprevost, born in Barcelona in 1970, and Edwin Timothy Dam, born in Hamilton, Ontario in the same year, met at an exhibition in 1997 at the Gereralitat de Barcelona. Discovering that they shared an intense curiosity for life, nature and sculpting, they married and began exhibiting together. Over time it became increasingly difficult to distinguish the works of one from the other so they began to sculpt together, co-signing each work that they created. Now residing in Canada, the pair create large scale public scuptures.