The Great Wave

(International Terminal, Departures Level 3)

Name: The Great Wave
Artist: Lutz Haufschild, 1996
Laminated Float Glass
40 m (wide) x 10 m (high) (131.2' x 32.8')


Ever changing with the light and seasons, this dynamic glass wall depicts the power and strength of the ocean along British Columbia’s rugged coastline. Thousands of 2.54 cm-wide strips of float glass were cut and assembled to enable the various tints that create a seascape in which large waves are rolling towards the viewer and an imaginary shore, and to relate, symbiotically, with Bill Reid’s monumental sculpture The Spirit of Haida Gwaii:  The Jade Canoe.

Lutz Haufschild is an award-winning glass artist from Vancouver.

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