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Pickup Sticks

Submitted by Claudia Cuesta

Client: City of Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team


Bill Baker



Claudia Cuesta



Pickup Sticks is a 180 feet long x 60 inches high continious painting in glass. It acts as a screen to separate public from private space for a Montessori school in Kitsilano, Vancouver BC. Commissioned by the City of Vancouver and Pinnacle International. The art work was inspired by rhythm, movement, chaos and order. It creates a child like play, like the game pickup sticks, which is highly involved in the elements of chance.


The goal was to create a playful,vibrant, Place Marker screen for a diverse community and children.


The process took 4 years. Fabrication of the large glass components where made at our art.site studio in sechelt BC, Canada. The complete panels were finalized at a commercial factory. With each project we push the medium to expand its possibilities.