A new piece of public art has been installed on Winnipeg’s Waterfront Drive.
High Five is a piece created by local artist Jennifer Stillwell, consisting of five “wings” or “fins” over 25-feet tall, that from a distance read as an abstracted human hand.
“I wanted to create an artwork where image and meaning are not fixed but flexible,” Stillwell said, who now teaches at the University of Victoria.
Stillwell took the complex site elements into consideration when creating the work, including the steep slope of the riverbank, the proximity to Shaw Park, and the vehicular and active transportation of Waterfront Drive.
The artwork was originally commissioned as part of the redevelopment of Waterfront Drive and the project has been managed by the Winnipeg Arts Council on behalf of the City of Winnipeg.