River’s Invitation

Painting by Blair Sharpe
Year
1991
Artist
Blair Sharpe
Media
Installation
Painting
Material
Stonhard flooring paint system
Collection number
2001-0399
Venue
Art along the Transitway

Description

River’s Invitation captures the distinctive movements of streaming water. The various shapes and lines reinforce the flow of our waterways and the primary forces of nature. The mural reflects the cultural and physical influence of Ottawa’s rivers on our city. The lines are bold yet simple, effectively catching the attention of commuters. As commuters pass through, it is almost as though they are walking on water: moving up or downstream to catch a bus.

Location

Smyth Transitway Station