Who's Got the Umbrella?

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Artist: Kawczynski, Greg
Category: Other
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Greg Kawczynski in cooperation with the District of North Vancouver

Sculpture

Who's Got The Umbrella is a marble sculpture of two people in conversation. The concrete pedestals support marble blocks carved into the shape of human heads with smoothly classical features.  Commissioned for the opening of the Deep Cove Cultural Centre in 1992, the sculptures' flat upper surface and title allude to the effects of local weather.

In 2022 the sculpture was removed to allow for some underground utilities upgrades.   At that time the sculpture recieved some restoration work, and the water pond base was upgraded to a garden featuring flowing soft grasses.  

Specifications

Sculpture - marble sourced from a local quarry.

About the artist:
Originally from Lodz, Poland where he completed a Masters Degree in sculpture, Greg Kawczynski now lives and works in North Vancouver. His current practice includes working on a small scale in jewelry making,  and on a larger scale with stone sculpture, clay and plaster, and wood pieces.