This abstract sculpture welcomes and protects the entrance to Focal Point.
Artist: Jock Hildebrand
Location: Focal Point (19228 64 Avenue)
Category: Private collection
Developer: Suraj Group of Companies
Year Installed: 2016
About Bright Knights
Made of stainless steel, this abstract sculpture stands at the entrance to Focal Point, a condo and retail development near the Langley/Cloverdale border. It is intended to be representational of a welcoming and place-holding figure, and could also be seen as a protector. The polished stainless steel reflects light in a dizzying way both day and night. At night, it is illuminated in various colours.
About the Artist
Jock Hildebrand is known internationally primarily for his stone and bronze sculptures in public places including Vietnam, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, and the Okanagan Valley (Canada) where he currently has his studio, gallery, and foundry. He completed his education, launching a 30+ year career, through Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, which included a minor in non-western art history. Jock’s extensive knowledge of African art and Asian history informs and inspires many of his works. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Central Okanagan Visual Arts Award.