Phil Gray – Telus Garden

New Format was approached by the Douglas Reynolds Gallery in Vancouver to create this contemporary art commission for Ts’msyen artist Phil Gray.

With the artist being a sculptor and carver by training, New Format was engaged to find the best way to take a style of work traditionally executed in cedar and translate it to copper. The studio created a range of special copper and aluminum patinas to achieve a result with contrast and depth that expressed the natural qualities of the materials. Function of the panels was maintained through integration with existing hardware. We are honored by the trust that was placed in us to be the hands that created this groundbreaking piece.