City of Kelowna, Canada- proposal
Etched steel, lights.
The environmental division of the City of Kelowna set out to restore and enhance the Old Mill Creek area planting over 11,000 plants to address changed hydrology and disturbances to aquatic habitat. In this proposal I was interested in celebrating the natural species that managed to survive the disturbances of urban sprawl. The Pteridophytes plants, which includes the indomitable fern/fiddle head is a vascular plant that has managed to survive and seemingly thrive in inhospitable environments. Transplanting these steel ferns on to the surface of an abandoned concrete and steel bridge seemed a suitable juxtaposition, given the plants survival instincts and is a reminder of the essential intricate system operating below the urban matrix.