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iN VIDEO: New Kelowna art piece celebrates those who support healthcare system

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November 25, 2020 - 4:15 PM

A new addition to Kelowna's collection of public art is meant to celebrate those in the healthcare system.

The piece, called "Flower" has been installed in front of the Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre on Doyle Avenue. 

“To wish someone good health, we often give them flowers,” said Brad Hindson, part of the team of artists behind the artwork, in a press release issued by the city.

“But a flower is only a single part of a living plant system. The health of the flower is like the health of a human being: dependent on all its systems. This representation of a Mariposa Lily, an Indigenous flower of the Okanagan, is presented with its roots at the top of the sculpture, symbolizing a contemporary approach to healthcare, a celebration of the people who underpin our healthcare system.” 

Mayor Colin Basran said, in the press release, this piece is a great addition to the City’s public art collection and serves "as a symbol for both our healthcare workers and anyone accessing services at Interior Health during these challenging times.”

Learn more about the city’s public art collection and take the mobile tour online.

This piece was a collaboration between the City of Kelowna, Interior Health and funding partner Bentall Green Oak.

 


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