Swale - Public Art Work at MEC
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Located at the entrance to Lynnmouth Park and connected to the Spirit Trail, North Vancouver's newly re-opened Mountain Equipment Co-op unveiled a beautiful work of public art entitled Swale in a public ceremony in June 2012. MEC partnered with the City of North Vancouver to commission artists Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales, the same artists that created The Long Ascent, the horse art work located in Victoria Park on Lonsdale Avenue.

Swale is a site specific sculpture that depicts a long ocean canoe floating over a cluster of oars propelled forward by the efforts of a single young canoeist. The artists describe the sculpture as a work of reminiscence - one that touches on the past while celebrating the present moment and place. "Swale responds to our need to connect with nature and our hopes for the future as a new generation takes the oars to move forward.”