2005. Welded Steel, painted. approx. 3m x 2m x 1m
Reflecting on the stories I have heard about the old log transportation method of log riding, my design theme is a tribute to one of North VancouverÕs early working traditions. The installation consists of nine pieces, five of which consist of two waves, a log on top, and on top of the log, a man trying to balance. Each piece shows the man in a different position, appearing progressively braver atop the log. In between each sculpture and the next there is a long wave, to emphasize the continuity of the installation ,which stretches to some 400 feet on a downwards slope. The placement of the nine sculptures along the road creates a rhythm and complements the passage along 29th street, giving a sense of flow to the passer by. In portraying the equilibrium of forces between the rider, the log, and the water, a very dynamic sculptural structure of lines and forms is created. Made of the same material and color, the narrative sculpture will become a friendly and playful three-dimensional ideogram.