‘Under the Bridge’
2015 – 2019
The Burrard Street Bridge is Vancouver’s most decorative bridge. Completed in 1932, the Art Deco styled bridge connects downtown Vancouver to Kitsilano. On the north side, Beach Avenue runs under the bridge where the face of the north pier is situated.
Over eighty-plus years, the concrete piers have effloresced, and scars of repair have appeared. The established right angles of the piers and the striations left by the wood slats of the concrete forms add a structure to what is essentially patterns of random weathering.
To me, it’s an abstract-expressionist canvas created by time and coincidence.