Landmarks - Public Art in the Capital Region


West Coast Spirit by Maarten Schaddelee

West Coast Spirit by Maarten Schaddelee
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Artwork DescriptionStylized whale's tail with orca relief on one side and eagle relief on other.
Artwork StatementStylized whales tail reminds us of a time in the 20th century when dozens of whaling ships called this harbour home. Now the ocras and eagles are honoured from an environmental perspective.

About Maarten Schaddelee

DatesJanuary 30, 1947 in Holland
Artist BioFull-time sculptor since 1990 who works with wood and stone to reveal the beauty of our environment and our co-existence with nature.
Artist ResumeSelf-taught, symposiums and sharing with other artists, artist in residence Painter at Painters. People's choice award Brandt Wildlife Festival, Jury's choice Sooke Fine Arts.


Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumVancouver Island marble, sculpted
Unveiled dateMay 31, 2007
Dimensions9 feet H, 2 feet W, 16 inches D
Reference #3776
SiteWest Harbour Place, at the corner of Tyee Road and Bay Street
Art CategoryPrivately Held Public Art
Selection ProcessPrivate: Rezoning Amenity
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Victoria West



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