Rowingbridge, the main sculpture in West Gate Square, is an original work that represents a boat supported by two columns and resembles the Japanese tori, a ceremonial gate. The juxtaposition of these two images evokes the journey through time that all humanity is making.
This idea is reinforced by the regular movement of the sculpture's 20 oars. The sculpture, by Vancouver artist Geoffrey Smedley, is 15 metres high and 21 metres long and expresses movement on land, water and in the air, illustrating the magnificent theme of EXPO 86.
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