Public Artwork


Vera Gartley, Ex/ Diamond, 1993
Vera Gartley, Ex/ Diamond, 1993
Vera Gartley, Ex/ Diamond, 1993
W.R. Castell Library – Rocky Mountain, 615 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Gartley, Vera
Text author(s): 
Gartley, Vera
Installation year: 

The artist wanted to transform a dark corner with light and a story. The text portion of her installation invites the viewer into a conversation between the artist and the maker of the lettering. In doing so, the viewer can gain some insight into the process of making this work.

The work is also based on the numbers 0 and 1. These numbers represent the basis of the mathematical Binary System used to control the Binary circuitry inside modern computers.

Text of the artwork: 

Yeaaah, I got your information the other day, you went ahead with the bigger one, the four footer. 

The four footer yes and....

So that's great, Teo, ILL call you later today 

Al right Y. 


When Calgary artist Vera Gartley learned of the competition to liven up the Plus 15 system with art, she chose to transform this dark corner with light, reflections and a story. The competition was sponsored by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation.