LOCATION: Municipal Hall Sculpture Garden, Rosina Giles Way
SCULPTURE: A Place of Infinite Beauty, Between Two Waters, 2006
ARTIST: Michel Beauvais
MEDIUM: Serpentine stone and granite
This sculpture was the inaugural artwork for the Sechelt Municipal Hall Sculpture Garden. Artist Michel Beauvais’ proposal was chosen from a number of applications submitted by local artists. When considering this project, Beauvais reflected on what “Sechelt” meant to him, and he kept coming back to the idea of water – its feel and its energy. From here he developed the concept of Sechelt as a place of “infinite (∞) beauty” located between two waters. The basic form of the sculpture looks like an infinity symbol turned on its side, and allows both light and wind to flow through the piece. The wavy lines carved into the top of the sculpture are meant to mimic crashing ocean waves.