(peek-a-boo)

Submitted by Metz and Chew

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Client: Cressey Developments

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $175,000

Project Team

Architect

Anca Hurst

Rositch Hemphill Architects

Art Consultant

Peter Kreuk

Durante Kreuk Ltd.

Artist

Nancy Chew

Metz and Chew

Artist

Jacqueline Metz

Metz and Chew

Overview

(peek-a-boo) pays homage to the long history of the Cedar Cottage area as a residential neighborhood, one of the villages of early Vancouver. There are two related interventions – one along the two streets, and one set into the public breezeway. The artwork is based on photographs taken of the children at the Trout Lake Community Centre day care program. Fragments of a face, a glance, a playful ‘peek-a-boo’ – the artwork is a community of glances, mischievous, playful, intimate. It is about the neighborhoods we live in and a marker of home.

Goals

Set into the gates and breezeway lights - the artwork is fully integrated into the residential streetscape.

Process

There was collaboration amongst the landscape architects, architect, general contractor, gate manufacturer and light fabricator to mesh the images into the architectural elements.