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Burquitlam: Between and Beyond, by Brent Bukowski

PUBLIC ART

Branching Out, by Bruce Walther & YarOn Stern

They Travelled These Roads, by Mia Weinberg

Monohedral Tessellation by Dean Cloutier & Jarami Reid

Public art contributes to Coquitlam’s identity as a diverse community with a vibrant cultural scene. You can find installations large and small throughout the city and take a self-guided tour—be inspired by our history.

artworks inspired by the tree symbol used by landscape architects in their drawings. And Pillow Station, by artists Paul Slipper and Mary Ann Liu, is a collection of granite pillows with designs that celebrate Coquitlam’s multicultural community.

Walking around Lafarge Lake it may be hard to believe that this area was originally a quarry. The man-made lake has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past 50 years, and its rebirth from rocks to one of Coquitlam’s destination parks is aptly captured in a work of art outside the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station.

At Coquitlam Central Station, Unity Tree by Paul Reimer was inspired by Western Red Cedars and was hand-forged using recycled SkyTrain tracks.

Look for the large concrete frog rising out of the sidewalk. Titled TransLake, by Trent Hutton of Bowen Island, this piece is one of 11 inspirational works installed at Coquitlam’s four SkyTrain stations. Inside the same station is Monohedral Tessellation by Dean Cloutier & Jarami Reid, a large mosaic using engraved BC pine beetle wood with images representing local landmarks, people and community traditions.

TransLake, by Trent Hutton

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At Lincoln Station, Branching Out, by Bruce Walther & YarOn Stern, is made up of five CityofCoquitlam

Two pieces are located at Burquitlam Station. The first, They Travelled These Roads, by Mia Weinberg, is a granite piece incorporating the circle of a saw blade, resembling Fraser Mills, engraved with images depicting the area’s transportation history—from wagon roads of the 1800s to today’s rapid transit. The second piece, Burquitlam: Between and Beyond, by Brent Bukowski, uses recycled materials to represent a community that has been transformed from a community “in between” and to celebrate sustainable transportation choices—foot and bicycle traffic over the automobile.

2017 Coquitlam Travel and Experience Guide  
2017 Coquitlam Travel and Experience Guide