artsitecanada Katsura Gate

Katsura Gate

Photo by: Bill Baker

Dimensions: 18’ H X 32’ W X 2’ D
Medium: Old growth cedar, fused glass, and stainless steel
Commissioned by: The City of Richmond BC Canada
Installed: 2006

Designed to be the focal point of a new neighbourhood 2-acre park in Richmond.

It evokes ritual, passage, the passing from activity (urban environment) into tranquillity (a park setting). A symbol honouring the historic Japanese cultural and economical influence in Richmond BC.

Fabrication of a log for Katsura Gate
Photo by: Claudia Cuesta

Photo by: Claudia Cuesta

Photo by: Claudia Cuesta