2nd of 98 works found
Concrete Tree Imprint
Title
Concrete Tree Imprint
Artist
Amelia Epp and Kevin Sandgren
Date
2006
Medium
concrete
Type
sculpture
Owner
City of Burnaby
Accession Number
NA
Location
Richard Bolton Park, Burnaby
Category
Public Access SFU Art
Collection
Public Art
Lat/Long
49.278932,-122.907590
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The first work of public art initiated by the SFU Community Trust at UniverCity is Concrete Tree Imprint, installed in 2006. The fragility of the surface texture and the balance of the blocks carry a tension that extends into the relationship of the work to its location. The sculpture was installed in a clearing beside one of the pedestrian trails that crossed the UniverCity site, as the construction of a residential building was underway. That development has progressed substantially with the addition of a school, shops, services and more housing, thereby completely transforming the physical and social context of Concrete Tree Imprint. Once poised on the edge of the forest it now marks walkways that link a full-fledged community. Its porous surface continues to trace the passage of time and absorb the conditions of its environment. Older than the buildings that surround it, the artwork documents the beginning point of the neighbourhood and a moment of impact on the forest on which it was founded.