STRUCTURAL

Wonderland

"My vision for Wonderland is to inspire everyone who experiences the sculpture"

Wonderland

Calgary, AB

Artist: Jaume Plensa

Client: Encana Coporation

Completion: 2012
Category: Special Project

Project Type: Structural Engineering

Attribution: Crispin Howes

*Prior to joining PICCO

Role: Project Engineer, Concept Development

(Yolles Partnership)

The work features two entrances- one on either side of the girl’s neck. Because of this, visitors can cycle through the massive sculpture. In what is actually a rather surreal experience, the ‘negative’ interior of the human head is made perceptible. Human heads are certainly one of the most frequent things seen by the human race, and as such they are… not that interesting. But time and time again, things are made completely new by nothing more novel than looking at them differently. The artist sums this up, ‘My vision for Wonderland is to inspire everyone who experiences the sculpture: I believe the architecture of our bodies is the palace for our dreams’.

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