“I think its more a head-turner, a, ‘what the heck was that?’ That’s my favourite reaction” – Douglas Coupland, Vancouver Artist
Famous Vancouver writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, was commissioned to do a life-size public sculpture of Stanley Park’s famous Hollow Tree.
The Hollow Tree is an 800-year old red cedar tree that is loved by locals and tourists alike in Vancouver.
The 13-metre high sculpture was unveiled in August 2016 by Coupland himself and named ‘The Golden Tree’.
It weighs more than 15,875 kg and is located at the intersection of Cambie and South West Marine Drive in Vancouver.
ROMEX 2-component grit and gravel hardener ROMPOX DEKO-PRO was selected due to its ability to mix with local gravel to form a decorative base around the sculpture. Its use would ensure no loose stones and the ability to see the sculpture’s undulating grades from accent lighting.
The project was completed on a tight timeline to the full satisfaction of the contractor.
- No loose gravel or stones to cause a mess around the sculpture
- The ability to see all aspects of the underneath of the sculpture well-lit
- Quick turnaround of two days before the ribbon-cutting ceremony