In 1996, I was commissioned
to design and fabricate a bridge for the Spiral Garden program at the
Bloorview MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto, (an outdoor summer
creative play program, run by artists for children, both able-bodied and
The sculpture was
envisioned as a metaphorical bridge between the Spiral Garden and the
Buttery Garden (a peace garden in Sri Lanka, for the creative healing
of children affected by the ongoing civil war).
This wheelchair accessible
bridge was designed so that it can breakdown into 5 flat sections for moving
or storage.The ramps are detachable and can be raised up to create an enclosed
space and the metal sides can be removed to create a stage.
The design was inspired
by sand paintings created by children in the garden during that summer.
Materials: Steel, wood, hardware.
Dimensions: 6' x 20' x 4'