amy alice thompson

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Resoundpublic art

Completed in 2015, Resound is an 8-metre multi-layered wall work commissioned by TELUS that was completed for their headquarters in downtown Vancouver. The piece uses cut copper laminated to acrylic to form the top layer. The copper and acrylic layer “float” off of a laser cut walnut layer. The imagery in this piece is comprised of a coniferous tree line reflected across a body of water. The overall shape alludes to a sound wave and these two layers joined together, suggest voices in a conversation. Patterns of Morse code, tree rings and leaf veins were incorporated to symbolize not only the history of telecommunications, but also the personal connections fostered through its utilization.

Thanks to Jarami and his team at Hopewell Works in Vancouver for their care in the fabrication and installation of this piece. This piece is dedicated to both of my grandfathers. My paternal grandfather who worked in telecommunications and my maternal grandfather who was a code breaker during WWII.