Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Artful Walks, Vancouver-Style
This Vancouver Biennale Sculpture is only a block or two away from our condo, and I've been admiring it and wanting to take a photo of it for a few months now. Finally, this weekend, we squelched across the soggy grass towards it. Here's some information about it and its Spanish sculptor, Jaume PlensaThe Vancouver Biennale website tells us that This sculpture celebrates Vancouver’s linguistic and cultural diversity by incorporating multiple alphabets, (Latin, Greek, Russian Cyrillic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese) in an all embracing womb-like human form. Plensa is widely acclaimed for his Public Art installations, having created this work specifically for the Vancouver Biennale.
I love the way the sculpture changes depending on what kinds of skies serve as a backdrop as well as the way it invites passers-by to interact with it.