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Public art celebrates contributions of White Rock’s hospital auxiliary

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The City of White Rock held a ceremony Wednesday (Oct. 2) to formally celebrate its newest piece of public art.

Called Stande, the rolled-aluminum and aluminum plate piece is located at Peace Arch Hospital’s McCracken Courtyard.  Created by Vancouver Island sculptor and Registered Landscape Architect Ilarion Gallant, MBCSLA, and budgeted at $100,000 ($85,000 to the artist, $15,000 for site preparation and installation), the piece was commissioned by the 2014-2018 council to honour the contributions of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary to the hospital over the past 70 years.

In the words of Gallant, Stande “metaphorically draws on the form of the pre-contact rainforest that once stood on the hospital site.”  “This imagery highlights the strength, shelter, support and nurturing that these dedicated women believed was necessary for the future growth and success of their community,” he said.  Read More in the Peace Arch News.

Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone