Public Art : Untitled Sculpture
Sculptor : © Volker Steigemann
Description : Large red cedar logs create a gate in
which a large black rock from the artist's home on Cortes Island lies in it's centre. Local granite has also been
used. The unnamed work was influenced by Japanese architecture.
Artist's Statement: Hand-hewn timbers are carved and
joined into a cross-shaped floor with a gateway above.The sculpture is laid out to the points of the compass with
the gateway aligned to directly receive the rays of the summer solstice sunset.The cross is supported by local
granite foundation stones.The entire piece is anchored by the weight of the big erratic block set in the center. I
built the entire piece using traditional joinery, without any fasteners.The work was installed with help from local
community, contractors and art students.
Date : 1986
Location : Harbour Front Park, Vancouver, Canada.