Curtain Call

Submitted by Lilly Otasevic

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Client: City of St. Catharines

Location: St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Lilly Otasevic

City of St. Catharines

Overview

Drawing inspiration from indigenous Wampum belt, the Curtain Call sculptural installation adorns the eastern wall of the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. This sculpture is conveying multilayered historical as well as contemporary aspects of this particular site that was a main trade route of the indigenous people and European settlers. The sculpture also represents a reference to the wavy curtain as in a theatre curtain being that this particular building is a performing arts center. Overall dimensions are: 45′ length, 13.5′ height and 6′ depth (at farthest point from the wall). It was constructed from a marine-grade aluminum and finished with a range of metallic car paint shades. This sculpture represents diversity, present and past as well as our inter-connectedness.

Goals

The goals were to create a landmark and emphasize cultural activities and events at this particular site context.

Process

This was a collaborative process with the City of St. Catharines. Artist was responsible for all aspects from concept design through fabrication and installation.