Lelem Light Shrouds

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Kelly and Thomas Cannell created these beautiful Musqueam lantern shrouds that connect the forests and parks surrounding the Lelem development. These anodized aluminum V-carved designs illustrate the symbolism of the green Pacific Chorus Frog.

The artists describe this work this way:

“Drawing upon the friendly UBC community’s attitudes, these pierced aluminum frog figures are grouped, like the lantern layout, clusters of friends. The frog heads are cut out to allow light to pass through the design, and we would like to use a green filter to represent the Pacific Chorus frog better.

With no beginning or end of the design, they are visible from every vantage point. With balanced positive and negative spaces from pierced aluminum areas, the Pacific Chorus Frogs can guide and protect everyone who follows their path.”

Artist: Kelly Cannell and Thomas Cannell
Developer: Musqueam Capital Corporation
Materials: Routed and V-carved naturally dyed conversion coating, type 2 anodized dark green aluminum tube, 3M Scotchcal Translucent Graphic Film Series 3630, Brilliant Green 3730-106 vinyl
Location: Lelem Plaza at UBC, 2520 Acadia Road, Vancouver, BC