Christina Nick, 2012
Media: Steel, Wood
This steel and wood sculpture was created to honour Whistler pioneer Seppo Makinen. Artist Christina Nick was commissioned by the Whistler Museum and Archives Society to create the sculpture. She featured Seppo’s smiling face set within the forest context of Lost Lake Park. The piece is situated by the Passiv Haus trailhead to Lost Lake.
Seppo was as known for his generous spirit and for the work his crews did in clearing the original ski runs on Whistler Mountain. The Whistler Museum created a video tribute to Seppo:
The video is available from the Museum website whistlermuseum.org. Whistler – Blackcomb created several tributes, including the naming of Seppo’s, a black diamond run on Whistler Mountain.
The municipality installed a bench dedicated to Seppo on the rugged high point of Lost Lake Park. Try and find it, off Centennial Trail at 50°7’40”N 122°56’37”W.
Public art nearby:
147 Lorimer Road Underpass Mural, on both sides of Fitzsimmons Creek, 115 metres along trail to the southwest
146 Welcome Figures and art at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre at the corner of Lorimer Road and Blackcomb Way, 350 metres along the trail to the southeast