Medium: Cedar, steel

Credit(s): Joan Baron

Art ID: 113

Year: 2007

Poet’s Pause is part of the Valley Trail series of public art projects commissioned by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). Through an open competition and juried selection process, Whistler resident Joan Baron was selected for her creative, multi-faceted Poet’s Pause proposal.  The proposal involved sculpture, place making and creation of an ongoing poetry competition.

Lakeside Couple is one of two sculptures that make up Poet’s Pause.  Within these giant chairs adults may find their inner child.  With an outstanding view to the mountains and position at the lake shore they may also find their voice.

The RMOW has staged several poetry competitions for Lakeside Couple and the sculpture Lost in Sound. The competition draws a remarkable response, with poems submitted from around the world. Poems have been commissioned as a result of a juried selection process. The current selection is displayed at the site.

Read more about the Poet’s Pause competition.

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