Based on the common spider plant, these five sculptures were inspired by the clusters of tiny plantlets known as inflorescences that grow from the spider plant’s central stem. For the artist, Inflorescence represents the idea of interconnectedness, a fitting theme for OC Transpo.
Deborah Margo handcrafted these sculptures: cutting, hammering, and assembling multiple copper pieces into plant-like forms. The artwork’s richly coloured and textured copper surfaces absorb and reflect artificial and natural light.
Deborah Margo has been working in Ottawa as a sculptor, writer, professor and gardener for 25 years. Growth and change are important environmental themes present in many of her artworks.