A massive new piece of public art on the side of a new Yaletown condominium tower is making a big impact on the skyline.
The bold public artwork is entitled “Finger Paint” by Canadian artist Elizabeth McIntosh, and was revealed on the side of The Charleson by Onni Group, a 43-storey building at Richards and Pacific.
The art measures 30 feet wide and 416 feet high, and is a striking contrast to the grey tones and glass of the neighbourhood.
The forms on the art were made by a finger on a touchpad, and are made up of marks, gestures and solid shapes.
“It is great seeing Elizabeth McIntosh’s public art piece “Finger Paint” come to life downtown, adding a wonderful splash of colour to Yaletown. It’s great to see a local artist add so significantly to our skyline,” said Acting Mayor and Vancouver City Councillor Raymond Louie.
To view a time-lapse video of the unveiling of the installation, click here.
The colourful art is already being noticed on social media:
New shapes in my old hood.
I would have noticed it. It is massive. It draws you in.
— Manuel Velez (@manuel_velez) June 22, 2018
— Dillan Neal Kaufmann (@dnealkaufmann) June 21, 2018
“Finger Paint” was selected as Onni’s public art component at The Charleson.