Circle of Words, Garden of Thought
bench- 16'x 60' x 5'/41 x 1828 x 152 cm; boulders variable;
Granite, Stone, Light, Brushed Aluminium, Boulders, Indiana Limestone, Birch Trees
Community Centre, Toronto, Ontario
This commission by the City of Toronto (Canada) creates an outdoors meeting
place on the grounds of a community centre. The wide stone bench traces
a sixty foot long arc, its circular movement reinforced by a stand of
light columns and an arc of birch trees. Narrow lengths of granite, alternating
with wide bands of cemented river stones, form a footpath into the circle.
Small boulders engraved with words - such as heritage, trust, friendship,
gathering - are scattered within this circle, and extend outwards through
the adjacent wooded grounds.