By Water Breathe

By Water Breathe

Mahon Park, 1799 Jones Ave. North Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Kerr, Katherine
Text author(s): 
Kerr, Katherine
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Hamilton neighbourhood; four panels per bridge


Series of 7 bridges with 4 art panels installed on each one to create a contemplative poem about the act of taking a walk.

Text of the artwork: 

blue sky, white

you feel perfect

Artwork theme: 

Nature; the forest; contemplation


Program: Civic Public Art

Sponsor: City of North Vancouver Public Art Program

Status: Existing


"I think of the whole forest as a bridge; a bridge that connects one side of our lives – the public one, the daily one, the busy one – to the other side – our inner lives that crave solitude, peace and restoration. Each bridge is an opportunity to stop and reflect on elements of the natural world that contribute to the life around the stream: its canopy, under-story, ground life and water life; its boulder fields and debris jams. Through the collective images and textures, and through a meditative guided visualization threaded amongst the artwork, a story of the forest emerges."  Katherine Kerr

North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs (2009). ACCNV Public Art- By Water Breathe,

City of North Vancouver

Portfolio. Public Art Projects

Kerr, Katherine (2009).  Portfolio. Public Art Projects. <> : Katherine Kerr webpage

Public Art. North Vancouver Public Art Inventory. By Water Breathe

North_Vancouver (2009).  Public Art. North Vancouver Public Art Inventory. By Water Breathe. <> : City of North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs