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Cawcuss of Crows
Title
Cawcuss of Crows
Artist
Bilawich, Sandra
Date
2012
Medium
steel
Type
sculpture
Dimensions
3.66m height x 1.22m width
Owner
Affinity Towers Strata
Accession Number
NA
Location
Affinity Towers
Category
Private Development Public Art
Collection
Public Art
Lat/Long
49.264157,-122.989564
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A collaboration between Sandra Bilawich and George Pratt, Cawcuss of Crows is a public artwork commissioned by Bosa Development Corporation for Affinity Towers. It celebrates the timeless phenomenon of the evening return of the crows to north Burnaby, where their roosting place, once in the heart of industrial commerce, perpetuates amid residential towers.
Sandra Bilawich is a Vancouver-based sculptor known for her unique approach to the medium. She was born in Saskatchewan in 1963 and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, from 1970 onwards. Sandra cites her high school art teacher—renowned artist Ted Harrison—as well as her grandmother—accomplished folk artist Ann Harbuz—as her original inspiration. Introduced to stone carving in 1991, Sandra opened an independent art studio, Elemental Designs, in 1994. To date, she has carved a number of stone, steel, and wooden sculptures which can be found in public and private collections across Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States.