November 29, 2013
For the next two years, visitors to the Surrey Arts Centre's courtyard will be observed by the Supernatural Eye, a large-scale sculpture by Canadian contemporary artist Robert Davidson. The piece was unveiled on Nov. 27 by Coun. Judy Villeneuve and Polygon Homes chairman, Michael Audain.
The sculpture is owned by Polygon Homes, and was commissioned for Harvard Gardens in Surrey in accordance with the city's Private Development Public Art Program. This piece was commissioned through the program.
It has been loaned for exhibition to the Surrey Art Gallery until the Harvard Gardens development is completed in 2015.
"Surrey is proud to have a sculpture by such a renowned artist," said Villeneuve, chair of Surrey's public art advisory and cultural development advisory committees. "Robert Davison has been an inspiration to generations of young artists, and especially to the many families in Surrey of aboriginal heritage. We thank Mr. Audain for commissioning this important work."
The aluminum sculpture, measuring almost three metres, is the second edition of a similar work on exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Supernatural Eye's contours and colours combine the traditional visual iconography of Haida art with a contemporary aesthetic.
Davidson's inspiration was the many supernatural beings that dwell in Haida Gwaii.
Source: Now Newspaper