Public Art Commission
for Toronto Transit commission
powder-coated washers bolted to perforated aluminum panel; overall dimension 2.5 x 40 feet
Meeting focuses on themes of mapping destinations, global integration and the continuous passage between people in the city. The visual design plays with sculptural units on a grid, mimicking the optical mechanics of digital reproduction in a physically tangible way. The iconographic stripes and concentric circles suggest both ancient symbols and contemporary way-finding systems, in keeping with the sculpture’s location above a transit shelter. They also reference late abstract expressionist paintings, in a nod to the movement’s proposal for a universal language of form and colour at a time when globalization was taking root in the 1960s.