Be sure to take to take a walk around downtown Nanaimo and discover seven new temporary public art exhibits that are on display for 2015.
This looks like the hull of a boat made of branches or like the tail of a whale diving into the grass. Raises questions: What path are we taking?
A slice of earth with layers of sand and soil with grass on top. Raises questions: Is earth a desert or a dessert?
A forklift moving a big box. Raises questions: What new changes will the human species face?
Lots of small pieces of coloured glass with texture. Raises questions: Does the missing piece in the arch imply a new season?
Steel rectangles walking down steps. Raises questions: How are people and crabs the same?
Florescent yellow dogs sitting on the library roof. Raises questions: Do dogs like looking down at people?
The seventh public art piece is called “Dancing Eagle” by Joel Good. It is located somewhere in Maffeo Sutton Park. Go and have a look and see if you can find it.
The only critique is that the signage is impossible to read because the type is too small and light. Also, there doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the city’s website where the art is explained, such as how it was made and what the artist wanted to express.
Take time to get a close look at the detail of the stain glass work on the “Solstice”. Plus, there is more public art from last year which the City purchased such as this “Dungeness Crab” carved by Dan Richey.