Public Art Projects
We have provided engineering services/advice specifically related to statue base design and support structures for various public art pieces.
Additional Public Art Projects:
- The Monument of Multiculturalism, Toronto
The Monument of Multiculturalism by Francesco Perilli was commissioned by the National Congress of Italian Canadians. We were retained by the City to aid in the restoration of the base support that had deteriorated and was setting unevenly.
From Toronto Star April 14, 2004:
Monument to Multiculturalism
An empty base stands outside [Toronto's] Union Station, the once and future home of..."Monument to Multiculturalism" and it depicts a nude, faceless man with arms grasping the Earth's meridians and forming them into a globe -- but to the pigeons it is simply home. "The piece was heavily covered in droppings," Sandra Lougheed says. Lougheed stands by the statue in its temporary home at an Etobicoke foundry. It looms more than 3 metres above her, mummified in terrycloth and shrink wrap, except for its feet, currently being blasted with high-pressure carbon dioxide....Myros Trutiak was in charge of taking the statue down. He runs MST Bronze Limited, the foundry restoring the monument, one of only seven such facilities in all of Canada. Trutiak pulls out a series of photos showing the monument as it appeared when first cast in Italy. It glows a bronzy orange, its original patina, just as sculptor Francesco Perilli intended. It was a gift to the city from the Congress of Italian Canadians for its sesquicentennial. At first it didn't go over. Some critics called it kitsch. Others called it badly constructed.
- World Youth Day Inukshuk, Toronto
World Youth Day Inukshuk - Commissioned by the City of Toronto to commemorate World Youth Day in 2002, Quinn Dressel Associates worked with Mr. Kellypalik Qimirpik to provide the designs for the foundation and connections between the granite slabs.
- Victory Peace World War II Memorial Sculpture, Toronto
Victory Peace World War II Memorial Sculpture Commissioned by the Jackman Foundation, we assisted artist John McEwan in the surrounding concrete work and the design of the foundations for the sculpture and the flag pole.