Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver


Located in PAL’S Roof Top Garden.

A Memorial for Jack Thorne by Joy Coghill.

Landscape by Jane Durante.

This Leaf Weathervane is ultra sensitive to wind direction.

Stainless Steel, 3 ft. x 9 ft.

As metaphor for our environment, I chose to represent the vascular anatomy of the leaf for it’s potency as a renewable energy system of incredible efficiency. Clearly the ability to photosynthesize water,sunlight and CO2 into stored carbon energy while expiring oxygen to balance the biosphere is a process that enables our survival. The leaf is a biological converter of incredible capacity. It feeds us ,it keeps us warm and puts gas in our tank!

This weathervane continually repositions itself to face the oncoming wind. Like water, it follows the course of least resistance. Fabricated from Stainless Steel and using ceramic bearings this weathervane becomes animated in the slightest of breezes. Absolutely no maintenance is required.


A height of approximately 35 ft. will create a visible landmark that remains intimate enough for enjoyment from the ground.


DMX programmed LED lights in the evening provide continuous dissolving colour.

see video “Colour Sails” @

Poetic Inclusion

An inscription on the seating base:

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

– TS Eliot





March 12, 2014