36′ x 18′ x 24″
“Canoe Fan” is Part of Canoe Imagine Art Project, sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor’s Public Art Commission and Parks and Recreation Department, and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.
Fabricator: Peter Davidson – Kingdom Bronze
Engineer: Ben Baer – Baer Associates Engineers Ltd
The design brings to mind the sun on the horizon, peacock feathers spreading, a flower unfolding, a Native American Headdress.
“The holes are a design element that renders the canoes useless, and allows wind to pass through. Boats symbolize passage from one world into the next. It is a portal and symbol of passage, unfolding, flowering.”
From: Lireo Design