Ying (Nancy) Chen's winning design is inspired by growth made possible with the abundance of clean water.
Artist: Ying (Nancy) Chen
Category: Temporary public art: street banners
Year Installed: 2015
Chen writes, "Water is not only a life source for animals, insects, and plants. It is also what binds us together, as a community, in our environment."
"Cycle" features two fish arranged in a composition to recall the symbol of Yin Yang - two opposing forces that give birth to harmony and coexistence. The white fish represents the idea of birth and growth and the orange fish represents the idea of maturing and aging. Together, they co-exist in a continuous circular motion within a pool of water, and are intertwined with various forms of life around them.
About the artist
Ying Chen is a student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU Surrey.