This  project involved designing and constructing a low sitting wall that represents the middle arm of the Fraser River and its winding route through the province that culminates with its path through Richmond.

The piece reflects the rivers history, industry, traditional native uses, myth, recreation, pollution, fishing and sustainability. The Fraser river is the spine of this region. In the past it was the major force that sustained life.

The wall is 18" wide by 18” high and 60' long.  It is a serpentine form dissecting through the three spaces created by the intersecting sidewalks that direct users of the Thompson Community Centre into the facility.  A cavity within the top surface of the concrete form contains a ceramic tile and glass mosaic. The form represents the middle arm of the Fraser river plus the river as a whole.


The River