This cast-iron sculpture in Fleetwood Park Gardens tells the story of the passage of time in the community.
Artist: i.e. creative (Cheryl Hamilton and Mike Vandermeer)
Location: Fleetwood Park Gardens (15802 80 Avenue)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2013
Gnomon, featured in Fleetwood Park’s perennial garden, is inspired by the notion of a sundial marking time. A gnomon is the central part of a sundial that casts a shadow that marks the passage of time. This artwork tells the story of the passage of time in the growth, change, and appearance of Fleetwood’s historic community landmarks.
Three elements comprise this cast-iron sculpture:
- The largest is a 10 foot high clematis leaf
- The clematis vine, the motif of Fleetwood Park, is symbolized in the sculpture
- At the base of the leaf, a map illustrates the early and current street names of the Fleetwood community and the cardinal points of the compass.
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About the Artist
i.e. creative is a collaborative team of Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer. Both are graduates of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. They have been working together from their Granville Island studio since 1995. Their engaging public art is a collaboration of Hamilton’s traditional fine arts and Vandermeer’s scientific interests.