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Flight of Doves

Flight of Doves by Marie Khouri. Photos by Brian Giebelhaus

Artist: Marie Khouri
Location: Park Place (#11-9908 King George Boulevard)
Category: Private collection
Developer: Concord Pacific
Year Installed: 2013

About Flight of Doves

These two sculptures, with their elegant curves and bright red colour, add beauty to the residential towers of Park Place in Surrey’s City Centre. Made of steel, they are adaptations from one of the artist’s original sculptures called Doves that suggest abstract forms of two birds in flight. One sculpture is located in the courtyard and a smaller version stands at the exterior corner of the property, visible from King George Boulevard.

About the Artist

Marie Khouri has been creating public art for the past fourteen years with installations worldwide. She likes to shift from intricate, worked surfacing to very pure contemporary forms in her pursuit of danger and challenge, pushing the boundaries of herself and her medium. Her work is always site-specific, taking into account history, heritage, and community.

Khouri has led a nomadic life, uprooting from Lebanon to Spain, Canada and then France. She began her career as a language interpreter before completing her course in sculpture at the prestigious L’Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Her experience in formalism and scaling endows her work with an innate and essential structural framework and academic imprint.

She is now based­ in Vancouver and has earned renown for her public sculptures, such as the Canada Line Station sculpture Le Banc, shown at Vancouver Olympic Station as part of the 2011 Vancouver Biennale and permanently acquired by a collector.

Her other public artwork in the City of Surrey is Histoire d'O and Abstract Mountains.