I had to stop to admire this fence in Sooke the other day.
The lines evoke the feeling of motion – – the motion
I like the way the shadows and light shift & change, just the way they do when looking into water. My hat’s off to this artist, Renaat Marchand I’m a fan.
I especially appreciate art with a utility, as well as beauty. It’s not just art stimulating emotion – – it’s a fence serving a purpose. Cool. (My hat’s off to the folks who committed to more than a typical panel barrier, too)
I googled Renaat Marchand, and it turns out he’s made more art at Ed McGregor Park, just down the road from the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina.
He’s even created the Mermaid Chair for the movie of the same name. It was shot around these parts a while ago.
Apparently, there’s another commissioned fence around about. The Lavender Fence. I’d love to see it, but don’t know where it’s located. Have you seen it around?
2 thoughts on “Artistic Garden Fence”
There used to be a very cool fence on the west side of Oliver Street (Oak Bay), a block or maybe 2 from the ocean. The owner had added all kinds of pottery platters and plates to it, and it was quite wonderful. Might still be there?
Thanks – I’ll cycle by & check it out.