Community Involvement  

Public Art Contribution by MacLean Homes

As part the public art contribution to the District of North Vancouver, MacLean Homes commissioned a sculpture to be placed in front of the Chartwell Select Churchill House seniors home at 29th and Queens. Created by artist Robert McNealy, and named “At Rest”, it is a cast stainless steel sculpture of paddles and an oar which are modelled on six paddles from around the world.

This first developer-managed public art project was a limited competition selection process that was facilitated by Public Art Consultant Lynne Werker in 2005 and installed in November 2006.

mcNealy ScultureThis is how Robert McNealy described his sculpture. “My goal when designing this sculptural installation was to create an allegorical piece that could tell a story of migration and settlement shown both by the paddles which have cultural significance to different parts of the world, and the erratic boulders which travelled to the site on glaciers which covered this place thousands of year ago. The garden behind the paddles is a planting of indigenous plants intended to create a grotto in the which the paddles rest. The garden is an interactive part of the work.”

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