Towncar
by Tania Garner-Tomas

Public art can take many forms and is often most successful when it works within the context of its site. Towncar is, in fact, a functional bench. Sherwood Park artist Tania Garner-Tomas created the metal sculpture, which is an abstracted representation of a Ã0??s vehicle?ÛÓcomplete with fins?ÛÒwhere commuters are encouraged to sit and literally engage with the art while they wait for a bus. The sculpture bench is durable enough to withstand the elements, but also has the capacity to comfortably seat five. The luster of the material is inviting and the curious shape of the bench has become a landmark for the folks who frequent the transit centre. The style of the sculpture is inspired by the modernist Bauhaus school of art and though Garner-Tomas has a background in painting and photography, she has been working in metal since Ç1.

MEDIUM

Stainless steel

DIMENSIONS

COURTESY

MADE

2007

TAGS

Sculpture

ADDRESS

53.561455, -113.55568