OUR APPROACH TO PUBLIC ART

Our philosophy of Public Art is to bring forward a historical sense of place, a memory of a place, in a juxtaposition of ideas that captures the complexity of historical timelines from the ancient past to the present in an abstract concept. We spend a lot of time on research in place at the micro and macro levels – social and emotional contexts – and then create a physical representation of our findings.

 

Public Art can bring healing on many levels to the community as a result of the collaborations and many informal conversations during the process. By the very nature of the art being “Public” as opposed to “Gallery Art”, the art must be meaningful to all the diverse groups in the community. This is not easily done and requires insight into the subconscious realms, as well as a commitment to bridging communities and connecting ancient landscapes, with modern anxieties and aspirations.

 

Public Art can deepen the connection to Life, empowering us to build relationships with the world we live in, both the seen and the unseen.

 

Public Art is also not just about one element, it can also be about urban design, landscape architecture and social issues.

 

For samples of our completed public art projects,

please see our public art portfolio or watch below:

 
 

SCULPTURES & CARVINGS

 

PAINTED MURALS & VINYL PRINTS

 

PERFORMANCE ART

ARCHITECTURE AS PROCESS

Ideation, Fabrication, Filming and Production

 

From the initial design stages through to completion for the Canada North Star mounted in granite, Wade Baker and Mary Tasi were both very professional, dedicated, and demonstrated great passion for the project. Their style was very collaborative as they interacted with our team. They were willing to respond to our concerns and provide solutions that satisfied all parties which can be very challenging dealing with numerous stakeholders on a tight timeline

--- John Clelland, Parks Board Engineering

I had the pleasure of working with Wade on several projects including Gateway to Ancient Wisdom, and the story project for the Spirit Trail Benches. In both cases, Wade upheld the highest artistic standards, stayed on time and on budget and remained flexible to the project team needs

--- Lori Phillips, Public Art Co-ordinator, North Vancouver