Sandra Bilawich, designer of the various eco-sculptures beautifying the city, sculpted this steel bone out of corten, a high density and weather resistant alloy. It is, therefore, designed as a permanent installation. The bone is located in the dog off-leash area of Taylor Park in South-east Burnaby. The artwork engages with both the public as well as its environment: dogs enjoy jumping on or over the bone while pet-owners often use it as a bench. It is a Burnaby Parks and Recreation commission; Sandra worked with Park Designer Shira Golden on the project.
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.