August 21–22, 2021

Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen makes art that responds to place. Living and working in Richmond provides him with a wide range of unique subjects for his practices in 2D visual art, public sculpture, mosaic, video, installation art and for this project particularly, materials for environmental sculpture. The Fraser River is the setting for a myriad of mysteries across time and through its wild mysterious depths, continually offering up free gifts of readymade sculptural materials, just outside of the often-distracting turmoil of human affairs.

Since the mid 90’s Glen has created civic public artworks across the region using sculpture and mosaic, including for Richmond’s RCMP/ public safety building and at London Landing. Also in Richmond, working with Marina Szijarto, a collaborative community-engaged (crowd-sourced) sculptural video installation, “Voice of the River” has been installed at Britannia and elsewhere in town. In all these works Glen aims to target the viewer’s imagination with tactile materials, hopefully stimulating a deeper understanding of the unique spirit of a place.

For the 2021 Festival, Glen is bringing back the Log Nest Monsters. You can see their creation last year on the interactive map. And you can see their new incarnation at the Britannia Heritage site, on the path west of the Japanese Duplex. If you are looking on the public map, it will be close to the white fish.