Bowker Accord

Bowker Accord

Bowker Accord

Victoria B.C. 1998

The sculpture Bowker Accord is a conceptual reference to the practice of stream day lighting, which is the uncovering of subterranean urban waterways previously diverted into closed culverts.

The sculpture composed of two ponds and an aluminum tree symbolically mimic Bowker Creek’s original creek bed which was diverted beneath the Fort Street and Foul Bay Road intersection.

The austere aluminum arbutus tree and the pond’s thriving water plants present contrasting symbolic references to the impact of the urban fabric’s encroachment on fragile ecosystems.