A giant pile of logs is capturing the interest of visitors at Kelowna International Airport.
The logs are actually part of a 3-D, 25 foot-long photographic installation entitled Okanagan Log Pile by Kelowna-based artist Fern Helfand.
“In addition to the large scale, viewers will no doubt be struck by the three-dimensional quality that the artist has achieved by strategically mounting individual photographic panels in layers,” says a release from the Kelowna Art Gallery.
“Beyond the initial visual impact, Helfand hopes her new art installation will draw people’s attention to forestry practices in British Columbia. The piece not only represents the province’s forests as a potentially renewable resource, and the lumber industry as a major economic driver, but it also speaks to issues such as clear cutting and the loss of the forest.”
Okanagan Log Pile is on view until February 2019 at the Kelowna International Airport.