Dec 01

My public art piece “You Are Here” has been installed at Canada Line, Brighouse Station, No. 3 Road, Richmond BC. It will be there until May 2011.

My passion as an artist is to create images that astonish and enthrall the imagination of the viewer by presenting the ordinary in an extraordinary way. We’ve all had the experience of being commuters focused on our destination and our plans for the day ahead—focused on everything but the present moment. Placing my work right in the midst of a busy pedestrian urban thoroughfare exercises its full potential to counter the inattention of distracted minds with imagery that exudes the delight, wonder, and mystery of life on our planet earth. One recent viewer of my work commented: “I love to be reminded that the world holds myriad of beauty in unexpected places.” His statement captures the essence of what I aim to achieve with my art. With “You Are Here” I visually link the specific locale of the Brighouse Station by juxtaposing images of leaf skeletons—found in Brighouse Park—with the network of streets surrounding the station. The maps and leaf skeletons show surprising similarities and the maps also look like electronic circuit boards that are used by so many companies in Richmond.

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