Public Art Registry
Alien Terrarium
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: Elisa Yon, 2016
Alien Terrarium - photo by Elisa Yon, 2016
650 Hamilton Street
šxʷƛ̓ exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza (formerly Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza)
At the parking exit structure on the corner of W Georgia and Hamilton
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Digitally printed onto adhesive vinyl.
Two-dimensional artwork
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: Coastal City 2015 - 2017
Description of work
A photography based theatrical panorama of local non-native plant species such as Japanese Knotweed, English Ivy, Scotch Broom, English Holly, and Himalayan Blackberry are captured in a series of three staged environments and digitally reproduced onto translucent adhesive vinyl. The work is presented on three sides of a glass stairwell enclosure.
Artist statement
One of the effects of living in a coastal region is that many invasive plant species enter the ecology from other parts of the world. This artwork invites viewers to be immersed in an "alien" world and consider themes of migration and survival.
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