Seen in part, four main elements are layered in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, 39 tile mosaics spiral across the site. From photo images of actual galaxies, the artist has abstracted each design and "collaged" them into the walkway. Second, starlight clusters the walkway throughout. Using 170 fiber optic point lights set flush into black granite tiles which compose a sky of 36 star constellations.The tiles have been designed and layed out in four different star shapes to reflect varying star light intensities and are visually connected with lines of polished brass to indentify each constelation. Third, the colour fields of stone agregate, which overlay and unite all elements, are the artists' abstractions of photomappings of the Milky Ways' "cosmic sea". Finally at each threshold to the site, a ship makes its own passage through the night sky. The ships, in the form of large bronze castings of cargo ships found in Vancouvers' harbours, are the artists' allusion to mankinds' historical fascination with the navigation of the heavens.

*The Artist - Katherine Kerr is a gratuade of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of B.C. She has received national and international awards for her works in art, design and poetry.


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