Highway ’86

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01 Jul Highway ’86

For the 1986 Expo in Vancouver, artist James Wines and architecture and environmental design organization, SITE (Sculpture in the Environment), collaborated with Ebco to create a monumental art installation based on the Expo’s theme, transportation. The piece showcased cars, planes, bikes, boats, shoes and a submarine, painted grey along a wavy concrete road. The goal of the installation was to raise questions about modern transportation and man’s uncertain relationship with industry and technology. The piece provided an interactive showcase that attendees could be a part of by walking along the road. The highway measured over 700 feet long and included a fountain at its center. Ebco’s expertise came in with the machining and fabricating of the heavy metal components, as well as the procurement and preparation of transportation devices and the installation.

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