Close to Nature’s Heart
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, North Vancouver
Close to Nature’s Heart transforms the floor surface of the main lobby level and adjoining exterior plaza into a giant canvas for my artwork. A unique cement skimming process was used to embed the image of a magnified leaf skeleton across the cement floors. The artwork literally invites visitors to “come in and play” as many of the leaf veins display the names of local streets. For newcomers to the facility, the street names provide a subtle and beautiful visual prompt to navigate through the space. I hope that visitors will see the streets where they live as vitally connected and part of a living thriving organism that draws its strength from each of its individual parts.