Hand Signals - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 51° 02.398 W 114° 04.296
11U E 705289 N 5658350
Quick Description: Located on 4th Street Southwest with numerous other pieces of art, this sculpture - "Hand Signals", was created by Derek Besant and is found between 14th and 15th Avenues in Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 10:54:03 PM
Waymark Code: WME5CV
If you explore the 4th Street business association's website this sculpture is described:
"Five articulated hand gestures point out towards the street from the wall, spelling the word DREAM in sign language. The gestures can be read from both traffic directions and form a hand gesture language metaphor. The sculpture suggests an implied “activity” echoing the exchanges among people along the street. Derek chose the wall of the K & W Audio building as the background for his high-tech contemporary artwork."
"About the Artist
Derek is an internationally recognized artist and sculptor. Among his many artistic achievements, he was recently invited to participate in the Venice Biennale and is currently a teacher at ACAD."
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ACAD - Alberta College of Art and Design