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Pebble Mosaics

Pebble Mosaics by Glen Andersen. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

Artist: Glen Andersen
Location: Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road)
Category: Civic collection
Year: 2008

About Pebble Mosaics

A series of pebble mosaic panels are installed on wall inserts and walkways in Holland Park. The artist worked with river rocks, carefully combining colour, texture, size, and form to build complex yet simply stunning designs. These mosaic artworks are based on mandala, wheel, and floral designs and reference cultural and natural motifs. The largest is “Dahlia,” located on the plaza at the King George entrance to the park. All are intended to enhance the park experience and complement nearby steel sculptures by Bruce Voyce.

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About the Artist

Glen Andersen is a Vancouver-based sculptor and mosaic artist. After studying film at Simon Fraser University, he shifted directions and committed himself to making what he describes as “accessible, human-scale, handmade pedestrian-friendly” public art.

He is best known for his mosaics, which he has created on his own and in collaboration with community groups. Andersen’s art may be seen in parks, plazas, school grounds, residential neighbourhoods and private gardens throughout the northwest.

His other public artworks for the City of Surrey include Were It Not For You, also in Holland Park, and Semiahmoo Trail Mosaics and The Train Arriving at the Station, both at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.