Downtown Bike Rack Series, Voyager
Voyager (1 of 4)
Wesley Tsang, 2010
Laser cut steel
Voyager was inspired by the every day person that journeys near and/or far to reach their destination. A forest and a path were chosen to enforce the idea of a trail because we all have trails, both physical and mental, that we must ride through daily. Some trails may be harder than others but with courage, determination, and hard work we prevail and continue on our journey.
This artwork is part of the Downtown Bike Rack Series - a series of 24 artist designed bike racks installed throughout the downtown core. Beyond providing additional bike parking, the bike racks act as an urban art gallery that citizens can enjoy year-round. In 2010, regional artists were asked to submit designs that reflected either the unique character of downtown or cycling culture. More than 180 original designs were submitted by 75 artists. A volunteer community jury reviewed the submissions and narrowed down the selection to 10 finalists. The public then voted for their favourite designs. The jury received 883 public votes, from which they selected six winning designs.
For more information about the City of Burlington's Public Art program, visit www.burlingtonpublicart.com