One of three decorative manhole covers; casting by Achinback Industries and Foundry.
The turtle represents contrasts: stability and mobility, longevity and adaptability.
From 1978 to present, Cerny has been a freelance visual artist in Vancouver and Victoria. She is skilled in stone sculpting, woodcarving, bronze casting, design, drawing, painting, photography.
1981-1983: Fine Arts diploma, Langara College, Vancouver1997-1998: Visual and Graphic Communication Arts Certificate, Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek1983-1984: One-year fine arts studio course, Aegean School of Fine Arts, Paros, Greece1984-1985: One-year bas-relief stone sculpting, Renzo Santoli Studios, Pietrasanta, Italy1986: One-term bronze casting and stone sculpting, Capilano College, North Vancouver
Bronze; patina: turtle green and background natural polished bronze. All lines incised (intaglio).
April 28, 2002
596 mm diameter
In sidewalks, between Hillside and Bay on Quadra Street.