Lace Up

The Halifax Common skating Oval
Halifax, NS, Canada
Installation date June 1, 2013.

Lace Up represents the sense of freedom that people feel when using the Oval. Whether on skates, roller blades, or on foot, people tend to trace elliptical paths when moving around the Oval. This artwork uses their shoe and skate laces to create aerial paths that capture the feeling of weightlessness. The artwork’s arching forms invite viewers to stand under the structure and explore its form while sitting on the lace-like benches.

Commissioned by the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society and donated to the Halifax Regional Municipality in appreciation of everyone who embraced the spirit of the Canada Games.

The sculpture was designed by Ilan Sandler and fabricated with the help of his team in Dartmouth, NS.

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