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Glass Half Full by Tyler Hodgins

Glass Half Full by Tyler Hodgins
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Artwork DescriptionGlass Half Full uses a simple glass of water with a straw as an instantly familiar image. The artist wanted to play with the idea of scale to appeal to a child-like fascination with things bigger than life, in the same way that the Harrison Yacht Pond appeals to our fascination with things in miniature.
Artwork StatementThe theme of the artwork as identified in the competition brief is "playful". There are interactive features in the design that act as a beacon or invitation to children to enter the park area, and explore the artwork with a range of play and learning opportunities.

About Tyler Hodgins

DatesBorn 1968, Nanaimo BC
Artist BioTyler Hodgins has exhibited in Victoria, Vancouver, and Calgary and has work in public and private collections in Canada and the US. He lives in Victoria with his wife and three children. Tyler's work is primarily sculptural and includes video, photography, installation, and public art. Studio-based projects focus on themes of home, language, repetition/reproduction, and chance.
Artist Resume1986-87: Arts program at University of Victoria 1987-90: Victoria College of Art, Honours 1993: Honorary Associate of Victoria College of Art


Artwork TypeSculpture
Mediumstainless steel
Unveiled dateAugust 25, 2011
Dimensions8'x3'x3' red piece; 6.5'x3.5'x3.5'-blue piece
Reference #3855
SiteGrassy area west of Harrison Yacht Pond in Holland Point Park
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: By Jury - Open Competition
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: James Bay



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