This installation is an example of Transforming Government due to its innovative use of public art to enhance this public space and serve a function beyond improved aesthetics. While the project definitely contributes to the on-going 7 Avenue Refurbishment by enriching and enlivening the ridership and pedestrian experience, it also adds to the sense of safety and security of the area. Citizen orientation was also a key contributing factor in that the artist's stated intent was to "intrigue passers-by, drawing them to look closer at the work itself and by extension, explore and discover connections and relationships embodied in the site."
The artwork was made possible through the Public Art Policy and the Transportation department.
For more information about this project and the Public Art Program, visit www.calgary.ca/publicart.
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