Chinook Arc

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Client: City of Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Completion date: 2014

Project Team

Artist

Blessing Hancock

Skyrim Studio Inc

Public Art Agent

Barbara Doyle-Frisch

City of Calgary

Artist

Joe O'Connell

Creative Machines

Overview

This illuminated sculpture emits a soft glow. The form draws inspiration from the historic Beltline Streetcar loop as well as the Chinook arch phenomenon that periodically blankets the sky. Touch sensitive lighting components invite physical and social interaction, and give the sculpture an emotive, perceptual character similar to a living organism.