land/mark

Bishop Grandin Greenway, Winnipeg Arts Commission & City of Winnipeg

land/mark gently directs your view through the sculpture to the rushes, birds, water, and hydro towers beyond, heightening your awareness of the natural world, and to suggest what might have been here long ago.

land/mark is comprised of two components, a black granite block, marked with a precise linear pattern informed by the agricultural landscape of the early Metis settlers; at the edge of the pond is a monumental antler, as if shed by a mythical moose.

land/mark reflects on the human imprint, on the marks we leave on the land – physical, conceptual, mythological. While the particular references are to early life in this area, at its core is an elemental, almost mythical connection to the land. land/mark is a meditation on both power and fragility.