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Submitted by Metz and Chew

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Client: City of Lethbridge & City of Montreal

Location: Montreal, BC, Canada

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Jacqueline Metz

Nancy Chew

Overview

Twinned coyotes are partly mythical, partly familiar – wild, yet at home here, moving between the windswept landscape of Alberta and the urban spaces of Saint-Laurent. There is an implied, undefined narrative between the coyotes, reflections of the other. The abstract form evokes the coulees of southern Alberta, a place shaped by the natural landscape and a mythology of the wild. This form also plays with the idea of ‘plinth’ and the formality of historic public sculpture.

Goals

Set within an urban park, to celebrate the twinning of sister cities, Lethbridge and St. Laurent, two coyotes look westward back to Lethbridge.