The objective of White Rock’s Public Art Program is to create artwork that is accessible to the public. By virtue of its placement, content and public engagement, public art shapes the environment around it. Successful community art projects can help communities change the local environment and develop a sense of pride and ownership over their public spaces.
2017 Public Art Projects
Infinity Cycle | Newport Plaza Public Art Project
Marine Drive and Oxford Street
Photo Credit: Jenny Bray
Infinity Cycle is a figurative-abstract public sculpture commissioned by the City of White Rock, BC, Canada in 2017. This stainless steel sculpture is created in commemoration of the 37th anniversary of the race cycling tour in White Rock called Tour de White Rock. The linear structure of the piece creates a transparent visualization of a cyclist who is riding an infinity symbol. The ironic message of infinity has its roots in the idea of our constant tendency - as humankind - to move forward towards the infinite future.
Biography of the Artist
Hooman Mehdizadehjafari (born 1985) is a Vancouver-based Iranian visual artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (sculpture) and a Master of Fine Arts (painting) from Tehran University of Art. He has more than 25 group exhibitions and 3 solo sculpture exhibitions in his professional background. Hooman received different national and international awards and is mostly known for his large scale public art projects.
Rainworks Public Art Project
Rainworks is an invisible spray that is rain activated and the art will only appear when it is raining. Jeff Kulak, a Vancouver based artist, has been hired to animate White Rock with positive messages during the dark rainy winter months. These messages will come to life when it rains. Each piece around the city is supported by commemorative stories and events. This project is a celebration and recognition of White Rock’s 60th Birthday.