The painter, Hans Hofmann said: “A work of art, is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.” While we agree, we also believe art reflects the senses and emotions of society at large. Of time. Of place.
And it’s for that reason that Intracorp remains committed to contributing public art and spaces to the communities we live in and serve.
We certainly look forward to the time when we are more closely engaged with one another in the shared oneness of space. However until then, we take great comfort knowing our relationships with the beauty all around us can flourish.
This is a time of introspection. A time to take stock. A time to exhale.
“The thing about public art is that people slow down,” says CEO Don Forsgren. “They can reflect on their day and maybe change their perspective when they see something beautiful.”
Here’s an overview of some of our most cherished contributions to date:
Vancouver, British Columbia:
The Golden Tree at MC2
At 43 feet tall, this sculpture by legendary Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland, has been installed above the front entrance to Intracorp’s MC2. Made from steel-reinforced resin and fiberglass and encased in a gold finish, the piece took more than 6,000 hours to fabricate.
Something special on the way at Telford
Douglas’ contribution doesn’t end there. We are currently working on our next collaboration with the Vancouver icon. No doubt, as another Coupland original, it will be sure to add a touch of whimsy to our next Metrotown community. Intrigued? Stay tuned
Beresford Art Walk in Metrotown
Who can pass the lovely and jaw-dropping Shed II – created by Metz & Chew of Muse Atelier, and inspired by the deer migration that, at one time, passed through the area – without swivel-necking? No one, that’s who. Passerby continually stop to enjoy this homage to the region’s history.
The Trail Foundation at 44 East Ave
When we say our October 2019 fundraiser was ground-breaking, we aren’t kidding. Pre-construction, demolition to the existing structure was completed with a whole lot of heart, when we hosted the 44 East Ave Ground breaker and Fundraiser Demolition Party. The Austin community was invited to help tear down the old to make room for the new, and all proceeds went to the The Trail Foundation, whose mission it is to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake.
Newport Beach, California
So much more than just a parking garage. It’s art. The proposed mural is anticipated for unveiling in autumn of this year. Amplifi is located only a few blocks from the Fullerton Train Station, which serves as the inspiration for this impressive installation. Artist Scott Howe says: “I spent a lot of time researching historic trains in Fullerton and Southern California. The majority of the pictures taken in that era were really aged or in extremely poor condition. This train seemed to fit the era.” And given that the goal was to create a classic scene with a modern feel, we’d say Scott is on the right – ahem – track.
Custom art mural at Ravenna88
The summer of 2019 was a big one for Ravenna88. After all, that’s when local artist Gretchen Leggitt began work on her 130 foot long spray paint mural at the Ravenna88 community park.