Trico Centre for Family Wellness, Calgary

Prosaic elements are taken from the activities of Trico Centre into a playful, yet contemplative, artpieces.

As you enter the main lobby your eye is drawn to an atmospheric cloud suspended above the long ramped area. As you move along the ramp, above you is a dense, intricate artwork, warm wood playing off the concrete architecture. Theatrical lights cast moving patterns of light and shadow – the light moving through the cloud of sticks, like water through flotsam, the shadows casting dappled light onto the walls and floor.

Cast aluminum balls protrude from the wall, as though caught in motion: they form the braille for ‘fun’. Placed at the height of children the reflective surfaces distort the viewer like funhouse mirrors.