Artist: Brent Comber
Created: 2022
Location: Great Lawn at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive

Small World is comprised of two monolithic western red cedar creatures born from urban salvage slated for redevelopment in Deep Cove and Horseshoe Bay.

“The artwork is intended to be natural, playful, and interactive, allowing children to play in and around the ‘legs’ of the pieces,” states a report prepared for council.

The two sculptures are nicknamed Mama and Baby, as they mirror the dynamic of parents bringing their children to the West Vancouver Community Centre, keeping an eye as they socialize. Their uncanny silhouettes stand tall, creating a focal point for community interaction both interpersonally and with nature.

Funded by Enhance West Van through a donation from the Lalji family, the project was realized through a partnership between Enhance West Van and the District’s Public Art Advisory Committee.

Brent’s seven “drum” sculptures, made of reclaimed western red cedar, are used as seating inside the community centre.

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