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Impromptu, Reflections, Victoria Pacifica by John Barney Weaver


Impromptu, Reflections, Victoria Pacifica by John Barney Weaver
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Artwork DescriptionIn the centre of a staircase there is a fountain with a mermaid swimming with four dolphins. On each side of the staircase are two smaller bronze statues of nude women.
Artwork StatementThe sea muse sought an eden isle. Soaring on dolphins wing. Where Emerald Knights in helmets white. Guard shores of endless spring. -Robert G. Evans

About John Barney Weaver

Dates1920: Anaconda, Montana
Artist BioJohn Barney Weaver studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before working at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. In 1966 he moved to Canada and worked at the Alberta Provincial Museum. He now runs a studio in Hope, BC, with his daughter, Sara, and his son, Henry. Weaver's artwork can be seen in museums, galleries, private and public institutions, and public spaces. His works are also in private collections.
Artist Resume1946: Art Institute of Chicago

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Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumBronze sculptures
Unveiled dateMarch 15, 1990
Reference #3761
SiteRoyal Quay Condominums, 10 Paul Kane (Songhees Westsong Walkway)
Art CategoryPrivately Held Public Art
Selection ProcessPrivate: Rezoning Amenity
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Victoria West

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