Gary Barwin, Simon Frank, Tor Lukasik-Foss
Public Art Installation, Churchill Park, Hamilton, ON
Metal Alloy, Natural Materials
be:longings is comprised of a series of ten bronze-cast suitcases situated in different locations along the length of a recently re configured pedestrian pathway. The suitcases are various sizes and styles, and on each, there are a multitude of details revealing narrative or symbolic references to travel, escape, refuge, emigration, as well as a subtle acknowledgement to Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish architect who assisted thousands of Jews to escape Nazi-occupied Hungary during World War II.