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Multiples of Three

Multiples of Three by Alberto Replanski. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

Artist: Alberto Replanski
Location: Fleetwood Booster Pump Station, Meagan Anne MacDougall Park (15385 90 Avenue)
Category: Civic collection
Year: 2002

About Multiples of Three

Multiples of Three is a distinctive landscape sculpture that acts as a fence fronting the Fleetwood Booster Pump Station. Chunky steel shapes resembling large geometric jigsaw pieces are welded into three groups and aligned asymmetrically along a base of granite slabs.

Argentina-born sculptor Alberto Replanski designed the flat sections to be arranged three-dimensionally to make a row of stand-up cutouts. Through window-like negative spaces, he invites visitors to view the more conventional pump station. The rhythmic line and the connected pieces have a modernist sensibility. They are cleverly designed to play light against shadow, concave shapes against convex, and voids against solids.

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About the Artist

Alberto Replanski has taught sculpture at the Vancouver Academy of Art since 1998. He was the driving force behind Portals of the Future outside the Richmond Cultural Centre, when twelve sculptors transformed 20 tons of limestone into works of art during a three-month period in 2000.