Waveflow

Waveflow  

Artists:

Kip Jones and Jennifer Macklem

Inauguration Date:

June 2003

Location:

In the plaza in front of Moncton City Hall, 655 Main Street.

Description of Artwork:

This large fountain that sits in front of Moncton City Hall is made of cast bronze, stainless steel and granite. The elliptical, stone pool holds water, with jets that spray upwards around its entire perimeter. There is a catch basin for a small waterfall at one end of the ellipse, and a life size, bronze sculpture of a deer grazes a few feet from the basin. The curved sheet of stainless steel in the center of the ellipse has floral imagery etched into it.

Symbolism:

In their submission, the artists Macklem and Jones describe their proposal: “Our project is inspired by the idea of a wave: a wave of water and wind…it is inspired by natural forms and energy and serves as a reminder of our surrounding environment within an urban context.”

A Word on the Artists kip Jones and Jennifer Macklem

Waveflow is a creation by the team of Jennifer Macklem and Kip Jones. They have extensive experience in public art sculptures, and have collaborated on several projects including most recently the installation of a public art project in the Calgary International Airport. They have also done commissions in British Columbia, including one for the library building in Kelowna, the Surrey Firehall, and Whistler Village.

Jennifer Macklem is originally from Montreal. She completed her undergraduate studies in Paris, at the École supérieure des beaux-arts, and the Parsons School of Design. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the United States. Ms. Macklem has taught Visual Arts in France, Montreal, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. After five years as a Sculpture Professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Ms. Macklem is now an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Mr. Kip Jones has studied Fine Arts and Architecture at various institutions in British Columbia, and is an expert in the field of bronze casting for artists. He has had numerous group and solo exhibitions, and his work can be found in private collections in Canada and Portugal. From 2001-2007, Mr. Jones worked in the Sculpture Department of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal.

In their words, their goal is to “make works that respond to their immediate environment, and welcome public interaction.  They are interested in graceful shapes, natural imagery and a contemporary innovative sense of design.”

 

Waveflow - Vague déferlante 

 

Waveflow - Vague déferlante