Permanent and temporary artwork programmes involving the integration of art, architecture, landscape construction and urban design.

Cranbrooke Village

Artist: Peter Powning
Client: Options for Homes

This two component artwork addresses the primary entrances to the building: the retail entrance from Bathurst Street and the residential entrance from Saranac Boulevard. These two, cast bronze, obelisk-​like sculptures are sheathed with a cast bronze skin of personal and historic mementos gathered through a series of community based “casting sessions”.

The artwork participates in the collective memory of the community through the provision of time markers that are both retrospective and prescient.

As the client’s mandate is to provide democratic financing for home ownership, the artist procurement was similarly democratic in that a national, open competition was held.