Public Artwork

We, 2008

Jaume Plensa, We 2008, 2009
Jaume Plensa, We 2008, 2009
Jaume Plensa, We 2008, 2009
Jaume Plensa, We 2008, 2009
Sunset Beach , Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Plensa, Jaume
Text author(s): 
Plensa, Jaume
Installation year: 

Sitting proud and peaceful, this 16-foot-tall human figure is made up of characters from eight alphabets: Latin, Greek, Russian Cyrillic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic and Chinese. The sculpture is dramatically illuminated at night.

Text of the artwork: 

Characters from eight alphabets

Text theme: 
Represents places of meditation and silence, where the soul and emotions can find refuge from a world that is so deafening, the mind gets lost in it.
Artwork theme: 

This work of art celebrates the linguistic diversity and multiculturalism of Vancouver by putting multiple alphabets together to create a larger-than-life sculpture in human form.


The Vancouver Biennale mounts biannual public outdoor art exhibitions, creating an open air museum. Each exhibition features world-class international sculptures, new media and performance art located in parks, beaches and urban plazas. The objective is to celebrate art in public spaces and to create a uniquely accessible cultural destination where residents and visitors from around the world can come to experience the brightest world-renown as well as up-and-coming talents in contemporary art, completely free of charge, throughout the seasons.



Vancouver Biennale announces Jaume Plensa's new work entitled We

Canadian_architect (2010).  Vancouver Biennale announces Jaume Plensa's new work entitled We. Canadian architect . vol. 54, no. 4 (January 16) 

Vancouver Biennale: We

Vancouver_Biennale (2010).  Vancouver Biennale: We. <> : Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011