Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.
On the grounds between the river and the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Olympic Oval Precinct
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Wood, glass and LED lights.
Description of Work:
This obelisk, made of wood and glass, was created by Nuu-chah-nulth artists and their apprentices. It represents a stack of bentwood boxes. The glass is etched with images of creatures of the sea, land, and sky.
The stacked boxes of red cedar, glass and copper are a contemporary version of a traditional hupakwanum of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. Hupakwanum is the tangible embodiment of treasure, and also a metaphysical treasure connecting the Nuu-chah-nulth people to their Creator and their universe. It represents the resources; the trees and the fish.
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