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Tap Route: Victoria’s newest piece of public art by Illarion Gallant, MBCSLA

Monday, February 5, 2018

High above the pavement, affixed to the side of Chard Developments' new 15-storey residential building at 819 Yates St., is Victoria's latest piece of public art, Illarion Gallant's aluminum sculpture Tap Route.

The aluminum sculpture hangs high above Yates Street, as though pulled from the ground and carried aloft when the 15-storey building to which it is attached sprouted from the earth.

That’s the idea, says the man behind Victoria’s newest piece of public art. Illarion Gallant named it Tap Route, a play on a tree’s tap root, the one that anchors it and nurtures life. ...

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Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone