Did you know that parking can be artistic?
Parking is art as demonstrated by creative artist and architect Marko Simcic through “Park” in the following Vancouver Civic Public Art Program:
“Park is a project for the Ontario Street Greenway by Vancouver-based artist and architect Marko Simcic.
Park consists of two sandblasted stainless steel sculptural objects, each approximately the size and weight of a small automobile.
They will temporarily rest in curb lane parking spots, and will be relocated from time to time to various addresses along the route.
Whether adjacent to public sites, such as schools or parks, commercial properties to the north, or permitted to occupy residential parking through their “adoption” by Ontario Street residents, Park tracks the many forms by which the street, our most symbolic public space, is regulated.”
Marko Simcic explains his theme in his Artist Statement: “Park explores the nature and value of public and private space in our urban experience.”