Public Artwork


Derek Besant, Stroll, 2005
Calgary Municipal Building, 7th avenue, Calgary, AB, Canada
Alternate title: 
Harold's Plus 15 Run, Walk and Stroll
Artwork creator(s): 
Besant, Derek
Text author(s): 
Round, Stuart
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

On the South side of 7th Avenue and pedestrian walkways


Text fragments in stainless steel are wrapped around poles at eye level. Each describes an ordinary moment, such as waiting for a train.

Text of the artwork: 

Mind       Images

Artwork theme: 

Time, Communication


"I designed this to mimic the patterns bees have when they return to the hive, communicating information to the rest by way of circular repeated dance-like patterns.  If you, as a pedestrian, wanted to read the texts, you would have to circle each of the ten poles to read the artwork."


- Conversation with the artist, September 4, 2009

City of Calgary