Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vancouver to Ottawa : Art Shines!

Granville Island artists Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer of i.e. creative in Vancouver are unveiling their latest sculpture in Canada's capital city of Ottawa on Wednesday, September 24. The sculpture, named Shine, is an assemblage of five 40-ft. tapered poles with rippling pennants created from mirrored stainless steel and will be one of the focal points of Cancer Survivors Park.

Commissioned by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the R&A Bloch Cancer Foundation,
Shine is located in the park at the intersections of Alta Vista Drive, Industrial Avenue and Riverside Drive. The park is only the second of its kind in Canada and offers a place of serenity and inspiration to cancer survivors, along with their families and friends.

i.e. creative artworks is the artistic collaboration of Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer. Hamilton is a conceptual artist with a penchant for visual ingenuity, while Vandermeer is a sculptor whose current artistic practice is influenced by his background in nuclear physics. The artistic duo utilizes glass, metal, light, motion and just about anything else to produce their artistic visions.