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Symphony in the Sky by Mitsu Ikemura

Symphony in the Sky by Mitsu Ikemura
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Artwork Description"Symphony in the Sky", as described by Mr. Ikemura, is a mobile unit configuration image consisting of a number of wing like units, constructed from a variety of materials, interlocked with each other to form large clusters. The larger clusters are suspended with wire, enabling them to rotate and easily capture the natural air currents in the space, creating a slow and graceful dance in the air.
Artwork StatementThe mobile provides the child in each of us an opportunity to shift and refocus from the common rigours of daily life. It is the very reason people in the community come to the recreation centre. To shift and refocus, if only for a fleeting moment of their day.

About Mitsu Ikemura


Artwork TypeMobile
Mediumsuspended lightweight glass fibre rods, silk and wire-mesh
Unveiled date2004
Dimensions4 pieces: largest is approx 8 ft L x 4" w x 2.5"
SiteOak Bay Recreation Centre lobby atrium
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: By Jury - Open Competition
Municipality/NeighbourhoodOak Bay: Recreation Centre



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