There once was a poetic vision theory that proclaimed the eye to contain a small crystal, carefully shaping the light to bring us illumination. This crystalline vision of the world is echoed in landscape transformations. With every glass tower raised into view, light is refracted, reflections multiplied. Paracosmic Lands, created through an approach developed by the artist while in residency on Spain’s Costa de la Luz, invites passersby to reconsider the fixity with which we perceive the world.
For this multi-artist public installation, Capture Photography Festival and the City of New Westminster Public Art Program sought proposals from artists located in British Columbia that consider nature and its relationship to the Lower Mainland region’s urban environment. The artworks of six artists and artist teams were chosen to be installed on the three art columns at Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations for six months each.
Presented in partnership by
Capture Photography Festival and the City of Richmond Public Art Program