North Vancouver has a new public art installation.
The Girl Guide piece, called “Stone City”, was recently installed in the Seylynn Village condo development in the Lower Lynn area of the District of North Vancouver.
Created by the artist team of Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, the art depicts a Girl Guide ready for all weather conditions.
The piece is part of a larger installation of bronzes, which is called “Clouds ring the face of the mountain; mist fills its shoes”.
More public art pieces will be installed, some on building rooftops.A series of five life-size bronze and aluminum sculptures will be located in areas throughout the Seylynn Village site as the development grows in phases.
The figures will serve as markers of place and are inspired by both historical and current activities that North Vancouver is well known for such as mountain biking, hiking and dog walking, according to North Vancouver Recreation and Culture.
The sculptures also incorporate elements that have been cast directly from the environment of the North Shore including shells, plants, branches and rocks.
“The figures are engaged in collecting and wayfaring activities and carrying unusual items such as the shell encrusted boulder being pulled by the girl guide in her wagon,” NVRC said.
The five life-size bronze and aluminum sculptures will be located throughout the Seylynn Village site, some at grade and some on building rooftops.
Lower Lynn is one of four key designated centres in the Official Community Plan’s (OCP) Network of Centres, with condos and town home projects being built.