Breakthrough

Submitted by Charlie Johnston

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Client: Pan Am Boxing/ Pan Am Place

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Artist

Charlie Johnston

Architect

Richard Walls

ADI Designworks

Client

Harry Black

Pan Am Boxing

Overview

12ʼx 20ʼx 8ʼ Suspended wall sculpture, steel, hard coated foam, hydrostone, wood, acrylics. Pan Am Place, Winnipeg Heritage Exchange District, MB. Exterior façade of a heritage building that has been retrofitted as transitional housing for young boxing club members, this installation wall sculpture symbolizes breaking through barriers in a retro pop art style.

Goals

The primary goal was to connect the goals of Pan Am Place to the Exchange District environment, creating an iconic representation of the clubs philosophy. Also to empower members of the club and residents of Pan Am Place to embrace their inner strength and take pride in their efforts at self improvement.

Process

I worked primarily with the architect in charge of the renovations to develop the concept and bring it to fruition.

Additional Information

This project was completed in August 2013.