The words Don't Fit The Picture

One of my favorite things about the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver is the Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program. The most recent piece of Urban Art now graces the courtyard of the Vancouver Public Library. This piece by Ron Terada is inspired by sinage of Vancouver's past.

Says Mr. Terada:

“The sign takes its cues from an era of signage when signs were seen as celebratory, grand and iconic – in effect, as landmarks in their own right, a kind of symbolic architecture… Taken within the context of a public library, the work touches upon – in a very poetic way – the use of words and language as boundless and imaginative, as a catalyst for a multiplicity of meanings.”

Craig Rushton, CENTURY 21 In Town Realty, Vancouver, 604.505.6503,,

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