public art

Fallen Tree - New Beginnings

Artist: Comber, Brent
Located at: 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver
Neighbourhood: City Centre, Central Lonsdale
Category: Civic
Status: Planning
Sponsor: Commissioned by the City of North Vancouver

Like a community of people, a forest is composed of many different parts. This complex arrangement of benches pays homage to the fallen tree, with its root system flaring upward towards the sky. When a tree comes down in the forest, it reintegrates itself back into the forest, nourishing the ground and opening the forest canopy to make way for new light. Each generation prepares fertile ground for the next.



Bench Tops - Cedar

Bench Legs - Elm from the tree which once stood on the property


About the Artist:
Born and bred in North Vancouver, BC, Brent Comber is a self taught landscaper and woodworker. He currently operates Brent Comber Originals, a studio that creates sculpted objects, functional pieces and design environments.