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Cozy Environmental Art

what remains of the Cozy Environmental Art
what remains of the Cozy Environmental Art

Cozy was a piece of "environmental" art that was created in 2009 by artist Shirley Wiebe.  It was a tree stump covered with woodend disks that were woven together.  Being "environmental", it was meant to disintegrate over time and go back to nature.

one of the disks of the Cozy artwork that fell to the ground
one of the disks of the Cozy artwork that fell to the ground

Cozy artwork plaque
Cozy artwork plaque

The plaque says:

Shirley Wiebe, Cozy, 2009

Cozy takes the form of a large scale afghan, a healing gesture that surrounds and nurtures what remains of this Douglas fir.

This work is part of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project.  Six artist have created works of art employing environmental art practices, using only natural materials and with consideration for the plants and animals in the park.  Please respect the ecological sensitivity fo this area by enjoying the artwork from the path.

More information on the Stanley Park Environmental Project is available at: vancouver.ca/spee

Project Partners: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Stanley Park Ecology Society, Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Project Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, B.C. Arts Council, Vancouver Foundation, City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia and 2010 Legacy Now, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Visual and Expressive Arts Program.

Where is the Cozy Art Work in Stanley Park?

Cozy is located just off of the South Creek Trail.  Enter the South Creek trail heading west at the south end of the Shakespeare Garden.  It is not too far down the trail on the left side.  Look for a clearing on the right that has 2 big large stumps in it.  The path to Cozy is just across from this clearing.

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