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hangin’ out: biocenesis

hangin' out: biocenesis by i.e. creative Artworks

Artist: i.e. creative Artworks (Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer)
Location: Fraser Heights Recreation Centre (10588 160 Street)
Category: Civic collection
Year: 2005

About hangin' out: biocenesis

Three glass “characters” resembling living organisms hang from the upper atrium of the Fraser Heights Recreation Centre. The sculptures complement the formal concrete, geometric shape of the building’s architecture through its use of soft rounded shapes while mirroring the surrounding landscape through the use of natural colours drawn from the neighbourhood. The three characters that are "hangin’ out" are reminiscent of microorganisms. They are forming a cooperative society in a process called biocenesis that parallels the development of a newly constructed neighbourhood.

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About the Artists

i.e. creative Artworks 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.