Wheatfield with crows is a linear sculpture for the Meadows Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton. Images of the golden Alberta wheat fields swaying over dark and brooding skies, brought to mind Van Gogh’s masterpiece Wheatfield with Crows.
The ebb and flow of people entering and leaving the recreation centre, moving around the work become part of this monochromatic masterpiece.
The power of the image comes alive and becomes a living artwork referencing the place we occupy both psychologically and physically - how we change our landscape and how in turn that landscape changes us, as it did Van Gogh.
There are three elements that came to determine and define this work.
The first are the vast wheatfields of Alberta and wanting to reflect this linear form, color and vibrancy to the site, integrated into the natural patterns of the landscape design.
Secondly, the energy and movement that defines the centre’s purpose; and third, to reference Van Gogh’s Wheatfield With Crows in a way that relates to the Meadows Community Recreation Centre and its wider environment.
This project was a wonderful collaboration between the artist, the public art agency and Meadows Community Recreation Center.
Wheatfield With Crows is made of safe, durable, weather-resistant, non-corrosive high-performance composites requiring minimal maintenance.
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