Commissioned by the Vancouver Parks board in 2016, artist Bruce Voyce was able to bring a little love to Queen Elizabeth Park by creating the Love in the Rain sculptures.
The Park board was looking for a location to create Vancouver’s own love lock sculpture and I think they found the perfect one. As I’ve written before, Queen Elizabeth Park is an oasis in the city. Located right in the city center, this park is easy for anyone to get to.
A romantic place? Sure is.
Several thousand locks are meant to be held on these sculptures and the purpose? To celebrate love. To celebrate all that love does for us, the shelter it provides, the calmness it brings.
Why in the rain though? Well, this is Vancouver after all!
I had not heard of the Love in the Rain sculptures before I went to Queen Elizabeth Park. I was walking the paths and stumbled upon these sculptures. At first I had no idea what they were or why they were there.
Still, I found them to be very beautiful and I couldn’t help but smile when I noticed that it is Vancouver’s version of a love lock bridge. I have always found love locks to be romantic, since the first time I saw them in Ottawa.
I took some photos, admired the detail and off I went.
Once I got home that afternoon I had to do some research on these sculptures. I can’t help but adore the fact that Vancouver is celebrating love and the city in one sculpture, and I think Bruce Voyce did an incredible job.
I have never been the type to put my own initials with my boyfriends on a love lock so I can’t see me ever having a lock on one of these sculptures, but I can’t wait to see the love grow as time goes on.
Have you ever put your own padlock on a bridge or sculpture?