This painting by Jeremy Herndl on the 4th floor of City Hall depicts the "new wilderness" of Whalley's Bolivar Heights.
Artist: Jeremy Herndl
Location: 4th Floor Reception Area at City Hall (13450 104 Ave)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2015
Jeremy Herndl returned to Whalley’s Bolivar Heights where he lived as a child to create a portrait of its mix of industry, homes, and nature. This painting, done in oil on canvas, captures a “new wilderness” as seen looking north and slightly west from Bolivar Heights though the bare cottonwoods and down to the flats of the industrial park where most of the houses that once stood there are now used as office space. Herndl says, “There is a lot of desperation down in those twinkling flats, nature adorned by our industry, cottonwoods holding up lights and stars all the same.” The title Crepuscular refers to neither day nor night but the “in-between time” near dusk when many creatures become active.
About the Artist
Jeremy Herndl was born in Surrey and travelled and worked across Canada, the USA, Europe, and Japan. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD and a Master of Applied Arts in painting from Emily Carr University in 2011. Herndl is currently based in Victoria and teaches at the Vancouver Island School of Art.