Cover Stories - Susan Pearson (2016)
7700 Minoru Gate
Artist Designed access covers can be found throughout Richmond but are concentrated in the City Centre, Minoru, and Steveston Village.
Cast iron access covers
Sponsored By: City of Richmond Public Art Program
Description of Work
Cast iron artist designed access covers reflecting Richmond's Cultural Heritage.
Artists, Gregg Allen, Caroline Dyck, Susan Pearson, and Jeff Porter have taken the common, previously unremarkable pieces of civic infrastructure and transformed the access covers into pieces of art that that reflect Richmond's Cultural Heritage.
Richmond’s beginnings as a First Nations fishing camp is the theme of artist Susan Pearson’s artwork on her access cover. Encircling the design is the cedar tree, which First Nations peoples made their canoes from, and cedar tree bark, which they made their nets and ropes from.