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 with disabilities)

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'