This low relief sculpture on Fire Hall #14 captures the joyful meeting of elementary school students with Surrey's firefighters.
Artist: Derek Rowe
Location: Fire Hall #14 (2016 176 Street)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2011
This low-relief sculpture on Fire Hall #14 is an example of an ancient method of telling stories and commemorating events. Teamwork celebrates the meeting of Surrey’s firefighters and Hall’s Prairie Elementary School students. It reflects the student’s playful interest in fire engines by transforming a three-dimensional sculpture of the engine’s front end into a two-dimensional child’s drawing at the back. The panel was fabricated in glassfibre reinforced concrete in 2010.
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About the Artist
Derek Rowe was the owner of Art Form Sculpture Studio Inc. (formerly Renaissance Studio), which specialized in unique cast concrete sculpture, architectural decoration, fountains, fireplaces, and gargoyles for building exteriors and interiors. The Studio’s team of talented craftspeople also built:
- Veterans’ Park Memorial;
- Langford Fire Hall Statue;
- and all of the exterior decorations for Shoal Point development in Victoria.
After years of running this business, Derek’s interests have returned to painting and digital art. His current studio is in Vancouver.
His other public artworks in Surrey are Redwood Forest Mysteries and The New Recruit.