Waterwork is a wall-mounted fabricated sculpture of mainly found copper piping and fittings designed to evoke both plumbing and electrical conduits. From afar the lively pattern, composed as two adjoining ‘log cabin’ quilt blocks, appears as a decorative piece that highlights the changing patina of copper. At closer range some details suggest a function gone awry. A scant number of Canadian pennies incorporated throughout the piece commemorate the last year of the circulation of these coppers, grounding the overall piece in a particular time and place. A mix of whimsy and industry, the visual effect intends to disarm and charm both staff and visitors to the Operations Centre. Waterwork was designed by Carlyn Yandle and fabricated by Noah Goodis of Ironside Metalworks.
72"W x 141"H x 6"D
Found copper piping and plumbing parts
About the artist:
Vancouver-based artist Carlyn Yandle's work as an emerging artist draws on 17 years as an award winning reporter, editor and columnist for various daily and weekly Canadian newspapers. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on painting and sculpture at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.