Equally notable is 'Bow Passage Overlook' on the south side of the River Bow near Pearce Estate Park. Designed by Lorna Jordan, a Seattle-based environmental artist, and completed in 2014, the artwork comprises a series of terraces with dark stone walk-throughs and seating areas providing views over the river, and dark slabs of stone cascading down the terraces to stunning effect.
Some of my favourite public art pieces are to be found at the very heart of Calgary's commercial and cultural centre. These include 'Conversation' by William McElcheran, a bronze of two tubby men in long coats and trilby hats wheeling and dealing along Stephen Avenue, and 'Women are Persons!' in Olympic Plaza, a bronze by Barbara Paterson, portraying Alberta's 'Famous Five' women discussing over tea how they will fight for Canadian women to be legally declared 'persons'.
Other public art pieces only really come to life at night, such as 'Chinook Arc' in Barb Scott Park. Created by Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock, this curved, three-dimensional, interactive sculpture emits a soft, internal glow in different colours. At Kerby and City Hall C-Train stops 'Luminous Crossings' created by Cliff Garten Studios, comprise stainless steel towers and canopies on to which spectral LED light is projected, the colours changing whenever a train arrives or departs.
There are too many wonderful examples of public art in Calgary to talk about each one individually here. If you would like to see them all, there is a downloadable Downtown Art Guide and a more up-to-date online map available.