Youth Arts Parks & Plazas - Blank Chair

Artist: Koester, James & Youth
Category: Community
Status: Existing
Sponsor: City of North Vancouver


Part of the Arts Parks Project, this community art project engaged youth aged 16-24. Participants were given a basic steel structure and taught basic welding skills in order to create their own unique chair.


Mosquito Creek Park

Welded steel

About the Artist:
The work of Vancouver sculptor James Koester is a study of contrasts. Working in found and forged metal, Koester’s work exhibits a poetic strength. Juxtaposing hard metal surfaces with more ephemeral objects and materials, these works demand the viewers’ attention challenging our visual and cognitive senses. James Koester is one of a handful of artists that successfully straddles the worlds of fine art and craft, melding these two worlds into a body of work that is both intensely personal and accessible.