Heads-up: PLANT installation pending at Lyon Station

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With Words as Their Actions, PLANT’s public artwork for Ottawa’s new Confederation Line LRT system, is now fabricated and will soon be installed on the concourse level at Lyon Station. The stainless steel heads in the workshop photo below represent the 31 women who, in 1898, founded the capital city’s first historical association, The Women’s Canadian Historical Society of Ottawa (renamed The Historical Society of Ottawa in 1955). The steel silhouettes will be mounted atop a ribbon-like steel screen that has been water jet cut with text – in both of Canada’s official languages – from “Last Days of Bytown,” an account of pre-Confederation Ottawa by Anne Dewar, who was a member of the society in the 1950s. We can’t wait to see the finished piece, but we also like this image of “history” in the making.