Over the past few years East Village has become a hub for many beautiful pieces of public art. From paintings to sculptures, these pieces are something that you should really visit yourself, especially as they are all fairly close together.
Here are photos of the public art in East Village:
Promenade by Julian Opie’s
Promenade, built in 2012, was the first perminant public art piece in East Village. The 24-foot high spectacle is a four-sided tower with 20 LED panels that display animations of people walking.
Ron Moppett’s mosaic wall
The mosaic created by Calgary artist Ron Moppett is 34-metres long and four-metres high. It incorporates nearly a million unique pieces of tile and five panels that evolve from a “glacial whitness” to a Chinook. The Canadian Municipal Land Corporation’s (CMCL) website mentions that the Moppett’s mosaic’s theme is focused around genesis.
The Field Manual
CMLC selected “The Field Manual: a compendium of local influence”, a concept that is meant to merge past, present, and future into one interpretive piece. “The Field Manual” was created by Light & Soul trio – Daniel J. Kirk, Ivan Ostapenko, and Kai Cabunoc-Boettcher. The piece of public art is meant to tell a story of what East Village may have been and what it may become in the future, according to CMLC.
Bloom, located in the new St. Patrick’s Island Park, was created by Michel de Broin in 2015. The 23-metre sculpture was inspired by the encounter between the natural landscape and the urban one.