We’re so pleased to announce that the public art installation in Winston Square has finally arrived!
Designed by Adrian Gollner and Joanna Swim, The Winston Chandelier depicts imagery from the Westboro neighbourhood in an unofficial coat-of-arms. Inspired by the natural environment and local institutions, the chandelier is filled with hidden symbolism and images.
Visit Winston Square and see how many symbols you can spot hidden within the chandelier!
“W”: For Winston & Westboro
Squirrel: Westboro’s Neighbour, nemesis and gargoyle
Endangered Spotted Turtle: A species local to Ottawa who makes his home in the banks of the Ottawa River, just north of the site.
Smallmouth Bass: An established resident of the Ottawa River
Curls: A symbol of the wind and the waters of the Ottawa River
White Pine: The primary resource of the logging industry in the Ottawa Valley
Orion’s Belt star constellation: Symbolizes strength and endurance and can be seen to the west
Mountain Ash: A food source for overwintering birds, and whose red colour was inspiration for the colour of this piece
The crow and the nest: Symbol industriousness, ingenuity and community
Queen’s crown and poppy: A symbol to honour the Royal Canadian Legion and its members
Star: To act as a reminder of our celestial aspiration