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“Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me” at Beedie Living’s The Austin

“Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me” at 955 Austin Avenue at Blue Mountain in Coquitlam, is a large plasma cut stainless steel hydrangea petal (12′ long, 8′ wide).

The hydrangea can be seen as a metaphor for the vision of Coquitlam’s Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP). Each hydrangea petal is like a “compact, complete community” that connects to other communities. Each neighbourhood is unique, yet shares a base structure of interconnected streets. One can think of each neighbourhood as a petal that connects to other petals and then to whole clusters of flowers. The plant veins are a transportation network for the lifeblood of the plant just as streets are a transportation network for the lifeblood of the community.