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Big Toe by Nancy Powell

Big Toe by Nancy Powell
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Artwork DescriptionStylized person created with red and yellow painted metal, bent and forged, celebrating the park referred to as Wark Street Commons.

About Nancy Powell

Dates1963 in Surrey, BC
Artist BioNancy Powell, also known as Nancy The Blacksmith, began to forge metal as a volunteer at the Sooke Region Museum in 1991. She is a self-taught artist who launched the Black Cat Forge in 1997. Since then custom pieces have been commissioned world-wide including the reknowned Sooke Harbour House, which she became affiliated with in 1998.
Artist Resume1999 - 2005: Artist in Residence, Sooke Harbour House; 2007: Artist of the Month, Sooke Harbour House Gallery.


Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumForged metal
Unveiled dateMay 01, 2008
Dimensions8' x 5' approximately
Reference #3843
SiteWark Street Park, 2575 Wark Street (corner of Wark and Kings)
Art CategoryCommunity Public Art
Selection ProcessCommunity: Community Project Civically Funded
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Hillside-Quadra



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