– Joel Berman
Alder Canopy, Richmond, BC (2018)
Location: Artwork is located within the Gardens Development (12733 Steveston Hwy and 10780 No. 5 Rd), between the Calla and Jasmine buildings.
Materials: Weathering Steel, tempered, laminated digitally printed glass
Sponsored By: Townline Gardens Inc.
The sculpture is made up of 6 weathering steel limbs roughly 10’ tall, welded to a steel base, set and connected to the concrete base. The tips are tempered, laminated, low iron glass with a digital image of Alder leaves cantilevering off of the weathering or rusting steel uprights. The steel will rust for a year then the patina process will be complete.
“Alder Canopy is a structure derived from a grove of alder trees photographed on South Pender Island. The ‘Gardens’ theme was a guiding light for the concept process for this project and resulted in an elegant form that showcases the beautiful partnership that glass and weathering steel. A stylized and artistically interpreted tree form, which closely resembles first growth Pacific Northwest fir trees blended two of our more indigenous local trees. The weathering steel is a novel play off of the aging of tree bark.”
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Corporate, Retail, Airports, Public Works – the spaces where the work of Joel Berman lives are varied. See Completed Work, Public Art and Proposals.
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JBGS International photos courtesy Forms+Surfaces.
Other photos by Joel Berman.