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Lower Lonsdale

Burgeoning

Illarian Gallant
2016

By definition burgeon means to begin to grow or increase rapidly; to flourish; to put forth young shoots. The sculpture Burgeoning is a symbolic acknowledgment of the historic importance of the Wallace and McDowell site as it has been recognized for its part of the historic growth of and prosperity in North Vancouver, resulting from the introduction of electricity in 1906.

Wade Baker
2008
Mosquito Creek Marina

This contemporary stainless steel and red cedar sculpture represents the concept of 'entering traditional territory' as one enters Mosquito Creek Marina / Squamish Nation land from the North Vancouver waterfront. The sculpture is about returning to ancient wisdom and ancient knowledge that has been lost in our recent industrial era.

Germaine Koh
2014
Foot of Chesterfield Avenue by the SeaBus drop off circle

Five metal pipes are fitted with LED lights which monitor in real time, local soil moisture and tide level. It’s constantly changing, dynamic and a sight to see.

CNV Centennial Project
2007
Esplanade Avenue

In 2007, the City of North Vancouver Public Art Program invited all students living in North Vancouver to participate in a City Centennial Art Project. Over 350 children responded with their visions of this community in 100 years time. Working with the young artists their designs were hand transferred to large plexi glass disks.

Carlos Basanta
2008
Lower Lonsdale

This human figures protect and display vessels planted with greenery as an outward expression of man's responsibility to the natural environment.

Claudia Cuesta and Bill Baker of art.site©
December 2014
135 West Second Street

Inspired by the former Electric Marine building located on the site, Nebula Garden explores the idea of electricity as fluid energy, an ephemeral condition where everything exists only in the moment and ceases to be, and is then transformed into something that is continually reinterpreted. Realized in cast glass, the artwork infuses the space with renewed vitality by stimulating the senses as it captures light, inviting the viewer to a place of softness, permeability and reflection.

Jody Broomfield
2008
980 Marine Drive

These four Salish designed salmon represent mature male and female salmon that are born in local rivers, make their way to the sea as fingerlings, then after four years return to the waters of their birth to spawn, die, and repeat the great cycle of life once again. The female salmon arches downward to symbolize the laying of eggs and the male salmon arches upward, representing the moment of fertilization.

Jody Brommfield
2008
998 Marine Drive

This Salish salmon house post marks the entrance way to the City of North Vancouver. The four Salish heads on the house post represent the four species of salmon: sockeye, pink, coho and chum that return from the sea that has nourished them to the local rivers of their birth, to reproduce, die and begin the eternal cycle of creation once more.

Siyamin Artist Cooperative
2010
Spirit Trail Pathway

The Squamish Nation Story Project was funded by the Squamish Nation and the City of North Vancouver's Community Public Art Program. It was conceived of as a way to creatively share the Squamish Nation's traditional story legends and culture. This Community Public Art Project is integrated into the benches along the Spirit Trail.

Stanley Joseph
1983
Seaspan Parking Lot

A plaque at the base of the pole tells its story of Boy, Raven, Sea Lion and Two-headed Serpent.

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