The City of Burlington has unveiled their latest public art piece – a 17’ high sculpture called “Soar”, which “reflects the rich natural heritage of the region, in particular the Niagara Escarpment.” We worked closely with artist Hooman Mehdizadehjafari to develop an internal support system that maintained the sculptural intent of the project while also coordinating the use of a variety of materials including copper, Corten steel and stainless steel.
City of Burlington writes:
The 17-foot-tall metal sculpture, created by artist Hooman Mehdizadehjafari, reflects the rich natural heritage of the region, in particular the Niagara Escarpment. From the life-giving and mighty Niagara Falls, the iconic flora and fauna that gives special identity to the ecosystem of the region such as the Calypso Orchid, Southern Flying Squirrel, and Spotted Turtle, to the cedar forests and their immense, interconnected, underground root system.
The diversity of materials used creates a beautiful play of colours that can often be seen in nature and alludes to the diverse and united community of Burlington.
Read more about the new sculpture here.