VCCEP Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, CA 2009

Architects: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCM)
commissioned by Public Art Management Toronto

The 18-meter sculpture in the form of a giant drop alludes to the elements of rain and the ocean, which are omnipresent in Vancouver.
The work’s field of tension derives from its balancing on one point of its lower surface. The resulting diagonal orientation puts it into a immediate dialog with the architecture. It relates directly to the striking supporting pillars of the Congress Center and, on the square shaped like a ship’s bow, triggers associations of a gigantic figurehead fallen from the sky.
Drop functions as a surprising and simultaneously laconic landmark in which technical perfection is united with an homage to the power of nature.

Photos: VCCEP and Martin Tessler