Field Study - Resource Centre lobby, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON - 2006
Collaboration with artist Carl Taçon
Carved Indiana limestone relief
Dimensions: 61cm x 4.9m x 10cm (24" x 16' x 4")
Commissioned by Montgomery Sisam Architects
Photo: Amir Gavriely
Three related artworks located on the first floor of the Bloorview Kid's Rehab connect the interior of the building to the surrounding natural environment.
"Field Study" presents a carved frieze based on botanical studies above a frieze representing principles of natural science and the structures of natural forms. Inspired by two-dimensional scientific diagrams, the installation transforms these line drawings into relief sculptures. The work is installed so that children can reach the carvings to feel their surfaces and contours.