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Trust & Harmony by Jay Unwin

Trust & Harmony by Jay Unwin
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Artwork DescriptionThree life-sized figures (man, woman and child) raise a 14-foot high column. The column is inscribed with "trust and harmony" in different handwriting and languages, penned by citizens of Victoria.
Artwork StatementThe sculpture symbolically conceptualizes a unity among the cultural participants of the diverse peoples of our community.

About Jay Unwin

Dates04-Oct-1958 (Victoria) to 15-Dec-1996
Artist BioUnwin worked as a shipwright, but from childhood he showed an interest in a variety of materials and the creative manipulation of materials. In 1986, he apprenticed in the study of stone carving at Pietro Santa, Carrara, Italy. Upon his return to Victoria he exhibited in a solo show at Open Space Gallery. His work was exhibited in 1990 at Le Jardin de Sculpture in Laval, Quebec. Unwin's sculptures attracted much acclaim and he received commissions for sculptures to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Royal Roads University and to create a public sculpture for the Victoria Police Department. Sadly, Jay Unwin was killed in a car accident in 1996.


Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumSteel, marble (white marble from Vancouver Island) and lead
Reference #3733
SiteVictoria Police Department, 850 Caledonia Street
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: By Jury - Open Competition
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: North Park



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