Stand, 2009

A public art commission for the Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans, Ontario

The vividly coloured pattern of the glass façade compliments the naturalistic elements incorporated by the architects in the design of the building. Inspired by the stand of trees that once graced the site, the abstract design features the colours of leaves, blossoms, sky and wood.

As the levels of natural and artificial light change through the day, so do the colours of the glass, perpetually altering our reading of the artwork and the building. The progression of the façade from west to east introduces a theme of seasonal change, which echoes the architectural space from the studio wing to the exhibition and performance areas.