Unfold references the elongated twists and turns of Lucky Bamboo, its vivid colour and its essence of energy and growth. Composed of three tall elegant sculptures that emerge from out of the water pools at the entrance of the MET, Unfold welcomes the viewer and hints at the intriguing spatial experiences that lie within the building.
Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver, B.C. who has been creating site specific works in the public realm since 1998. Anholt’s practice ranges from complex integrated works in parks, pedestrian walkways and transit stations to small scale installations in buildings and public plazas across North America. Her installations explore the relationship between nature and infrastructure, body and place; revealing layers of personal and cultural memory and experience. Environmental sustainability plays a generative role in the conceptual development, form and material expression of many of her works. Along with her art practice, Jill is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.