4397 West 2nd Avenue
Earlier this year, the Department of Bird Safety, composed of artists-in-residence Jesse Garbe & Geneviève Raiche-Savoie were introduced to West Point Grey Community Centre staff to help find a solution to birds hitting the centre’s windows due to their highly reflective surface. The main office’s facade consists of four large windows located next to a children playground. The artists proposed to create an art piece on the windows that deters birds from colliding with the building. This installation of dots takes visual notes from the international artist Damian Hirst’s spot paintings and the dot pattern created by Feather Friendly, a bird collision company specializing in glass deterrents. The Department of Bird Safety will be finishing the installation with West Point Grey community members by placing the multi-colored dots onto the windows to offer an enjoyable aesthetic component that will be observable by both humans and birds. This workshop will be facilitated through the West Regional Arts Programmer and West Point Grey Community Centre Staff, who are all very excited to share this project during Vancouver Bird Week 2015. This projects fall in line with the Vancouver Bird Strategy to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.