Jolie Bird (Educational Art Technician, Fibre Department) collaborated on a remarkable piece of public art downtown.
Novus Textura is a site-specific public art installation by Gordon Skilling and Jolie Bird, drawing on the metaphor of the urban fabric as a fun and playful way of representing new directions in the ongoing development of downtown Calgary.
Interwoven on the solid foundations of the statuesque 8th Avenue Galleria Trees, Novus Textura symbolizes our city’s history of collaborative innovation, bringing together a team of artists, designers, engineers, and fabricators, in representing Calgary's unceasing resiliency through challenging times. Watch the Video
Learn more about Jolie Bird and follow Jolie and Downtown Calgary on Instagram: @joliebird @downtowncalgary. Visit the official Novus Textura website for updates.
See some of Jolie’s previous work at the Esker Foundation.
Gordon Skilling is an artist and designer with an education in landscape architecture and environmental design.
Jolie and Gordon worked with Carvel Creative for fabrication, Crystal Services, an industrial rigging company and Entuitive, an engineering firm, to complete the installation.