Vancouver Biennale’s largest public art installation of the 2014-2016 series has been constructed on the New Westminster waterfront – a massive “W” built out of 40-foot long shipping containers.
The red public art piece is an interpretation of New Westminster’s economic activity on the Fraser River and “the flow of goods through trains, ships and trucks”, according to Marcello Dantas, the project’s senior curator.
“WOW WESTMINSTER will become a respite for citizens and an icon of the City and region for decades as viewers explore the River side walk along Westminster Pier Park.”
Designed by the renowned Brazilian artist José Resende, the four 40-foot containers are cantilevered together to form a 140-foot wide “W”, which now stands boldly on the waterfront in New Westminster Pier Park.
Check it out in the photos below or go see for yourself in person: