Œuvre d'art public

Concrete poetry

Simon Frank, Concrete poetry, 2002. © Liam Dynes
Simon Frank, Concrete poetry, 2002
Hôtel de ville , 200 rue King West , Kitchener, ON, N2G 4G7, Canada
rue Locke , Hamilton, ON, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Frank, Simon
Text author(s): 
Frank, Simon
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Située à l’entrée


Poème peint sur trottoir, étalé le long des rues du centre-ville. Chaque ligne est suivie de flèches bleues qui dirigent vers la prochaine.

Text of the artwork: 

Begin here




each step

a green light

a deep breath

a thousand mile journey

the first step

connected to the next

connected to the


by a line

of thought


merge with the dust

follow your shadow

(a chance taken)

the world is not

a machine

the mind moves

at three miles an hour

as slow as a turtle


streetsign daffodil

heliotrope lightpost

anonymous flower

caught in a crack

in the concrete


peripatetic poet


my feet

glued to the sidewalk

and then unglued

my head

never separate

from my body


the way

the wind blows


who imagined this landscape

do I remember

when this place

was as blank

as a sheet

of paper

where do I come from

where am I now

where am I going


a map

of my own thoughts


where a seed falls

from a sparrow’s ass

a tree will grow

a river will grow

a city will grow

right here

right here


to walk the streets

of this city

is to love it


I read



with my feet

Text theme: 
Existentialisme, expérience humaine
Artwork theme: 
Dichotomie de la nature et de la culture, redéfinition de la culture (activité humaine) dans un cadre naturel

1. Exposition «Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA)», Kitchener, ON, 21 - 29 sep 2002

2. Niagara Artists' Company, St Catharines, ON, été 2003

3. Exposition «SPASM II: The Couture of Contemporaneity», Saskatoon, SK, organisée par AKA Gallery, New Media et Paved Art, 28 mai-6 juin 2004

4.Exposition « Future Cities», Art Gallery of Hamilton off-site project, Hamilton, ON, avril 2004

5.Exposition Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON, 2005

6.Exposition «Wordsmiths» Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, 7 juillet-19 août 2006


À l'été 2010, la Ville de Hamilton va installer en permanence l'oeuvre sur la rue Locke


CAFKA 02. Power To The People. Simon Frank. (Hamilton, ON)

CAFKA (2008).  CAFKA 02. Power To The People. Simon Frank. (Hamilton, ON). <http://cafka.org/> : CAFKA Contemporary Art Forum

Art Gallery of Hamilton Special "Future Cities"

Ciupka, Larissa (2004).  Art Gallery of Hamilton Special "Future Cities" . Hamilton : Art Gallery of Hamilton, p. 64

Future Cities

Hastings, Sacha (2004).  Future Cities. Canadian Art. vol. 21, no. 4, p. 89