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Looking Through Our New Iron Gate – Created By Davide Pan
During the summer, metal artist Davide Pan created a new window/gate at the Compost Garden. It faces the City of Vancouver’s new Arbutus Greenway. The Greenway corridor, recently purchased from the Canadian Pacific Railway, stretches 11 kilometres from near downtown Vancouver to the Fraser River.
The Compost Garden will draw in thousands of new visitors who will travel this new transportation corridor by foot and bike.
The window/gate is made of “obtainium”, materials that were collected and recycled from close to our location. Most striking in the assemblage are parts from the century old railway, such as spikes left behind by the crews who took up the old tracks. This iron is of a very high quality and many of the figures in the gate are designed from these pieces.
Obtainium: materials used to create art work such as assemblage, mixed media or sculpture that wasn’t bought new, but obtained in other ways, such as second-hand, dumpster diving, chance findings or donations.