figureground studio is a practice engaged with site specific public art projects for the civic realm. The studio is focused on enhancing the socially enabling qualities of the built environment, as well as the integration contemporary influences between the creative arts, architecture, and placemaking. Following a collaborative working process, each project brings together visionary clients, design professionals, government officials, community members and leaders. The resulting works are those which seek to meaningfully engage and enrich the civic imagination.
The studio has recently completed the Regina Gateway, a prominent landscape based sculpture near the Regina International Airport in Regina, and the Origmai Goose, a new civic presence, for the new John M. Harper District Library and Stork Family YMCA in Waterloo.
Other notable public art projects include Prairie Wind, Saskatoon's Centennial Landmark Plaza, Storytelling Chairs, Thunder Bay Gateways, and Five Corners, along with the 2010 publication of SASK: A Catalogue of Contemporary Architecture in Saskatchewan. Upcoming projects include an inhabitable public art sculpture Model Home for the new Regent Park Community Centre; a hanging sculpture for the children's hospice, Emily's House; and a large scale indoor art element for the South Fish Creek Recreation Centre.
figureground studio inc. is based in Toronto.