Popographic Mount. Pleasant
Popographic Mt. Pleasant is a converging of art, topography and locality. The site specific artwork shows the beautiful Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in a way that the majority have never seen it before. Utilizing a Vancouver Map from 1969 I was able to focus on the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. The map was used to extract the topographic contour lines of the neighborhood. The contour lines rise from the beginning of Main and Kingsway at 40 feet above sea level and rises 36 contours at 10 feet a section to 500 feet at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park. I rendered an elevation heat map to visualize the lowest slope to the highest gradient. The contour sections create uniquely organic sections that combine to create a stunning visual. The heat map was used to shift the map’s hue into an original work. First focusing on the highest contour sections around Queen Elizabeth Park and shifting them to green, the rest of Popographic followed. The abstract nature of the pop colored contours will be anchored with a stylized street map overlayed on top. The street map will connect the viewer to the contours and the gradient of the art work.