CO-ARTIST RUTH BEER Tree: 14'7" H, 6' W, 6' D Fruit: 4' H, 8' W, 8' W Spun aluminum, aluminum, paint 2014 Commissioned by Concord Pacific View it on 1633 Odin Rd, Richmond, BC, Canada
Orbit was commissioned by Concord Pacific for a residential development in Richmond, BC. It was placed in an intersection along a pedestrian pathway as a large place marker. The objective of the installation was to create a place of tranquility and thoughtfulness where the community could enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens while experiencing the sculpture.
Orbit, a collaboration with co-artist Ruth Beer, invites interpretation through its distinct abstraction. With uplifting hues reminiscent of space-age colours, and through an inviting form, Orbit can be interpreted as an ode to us from visitors of another world.
Five orbs are suspended in the air by an aluminum pole and two unattached orbs are placed on the ground near the pole. Four of the orbs are painted in pearlescent white while two others are painted in a golden yellow. A single bronze orb is settled on the ground beside the golden yellow orb.
“You can’t make it too obstructive because of the residential setting. You have to be quite subtle…We deliberated a long time about the colours. We wanted it to be ethereal and the gold was referring to the richness that could result from such spacial interventions”.