Public Art on the Spirit Trail
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Site Memories: Murmuring Crows by artist Ingrid Kiovukangus creates connection from the past to the present, from the natural world to the industrial, from the world of site memories to the present day. The crows and corresponding text, sand blasted onto boulders along Spirit Trail, share Crow mythology while leading viewers through the park to the memory of a ship, the Benjamin Sewall.

The Sewall was one of the last tall ships to load first growth timbers from Moodyville Mills. Her story, created from words, is stamped directly into the asphalt to gain some understanding of the size of the tall ships that anchored with sight of the Spirit Trail pathway. An aluminum crow is installed on one of the three Douglas Fir trees and represents the centre mast of the Benjman Sewall - the crows nest would have perched atop this mast.

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Arts Office Public Art Coordinator Lori Phillips talks about Site Memories: Murmuring Crows. (video created by the City of North Vancouver Communications Department)