A recently-installed piece of artwork situated outside the Millennium Library is receiving international recognition.
emptyful (stylized in lowercase) was created by Vancouver artist Bill Pechet and completed this past summer. The structure stands 35-feet tall and produces watery mist.
The Winnipeg Arts Council has received requests for information from travel and design magazines as far away France (Courrier International), Germany (Studio5555), and Russia (Afisha Mir), and the piece has been highlighted on countless blogs and websites across the world.
The Discovery Channel show “Daily Planet” also recently aired a segment about the work.
“You always hope your work will make an impression, that it will interest people, but this was unexpected,” Pechet said. “emptyful’s not quite a Justin Bieber phenom, but close,” he joked.
While the water and fog have been turned off for the season, the public can still enjoy the piece as it illuminates warm colours at night.