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13 Tragic Philadelphians, 2015

Collection includes: Kathy Chang(e) Birdie Africa Nancy Spungen Joey Stefano Gia Carangi Billie Holiday Tyrone Everett Jim Croce Blenda Gay Jessica Savitch Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) Lee Morgan Mario Lanza

Books, 2019

Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life 1991 – 2018 is 340 pages in length and is absent of several key essays I wrote because I could not locate them among old cd-roms. They have since been found, but too late for publication. The book has a diversity of essays but all linked by […]

The River Between Us: Homer Plessy and Dred Scott, 2013

This is a permanent work installed in the fall of 2013 in both the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and New Orleans, Louisiana. The River Between Us: Homer Plessy and Dred Scott comprises of busts two important 19th century civil rights martyrs that became cause celbres in their respective home cities. The actions of Plessy […]

Public Art proposal for Toronto Waterfront, 2014

A Chronometric Obelisk for Toronto. Inspired by a long destroyed marker that existed in Philadelphia over a century ago, the obelisk contains language about the land on which Toronto is today sited, the climate, the geological history, the directions, latitude and longitude, etc. Atop is a bowl of fruit and four different animals flank the […]

The Buffalo and the Buffalo Fur Trader, 2016

This work has been sitting in an outdoor storage in Edmonton since 2016. It was originally commissioned by the City of Edmonton vis a vis the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and intended to be sited on both ends of the pedestrian passerelle adjoining the New Walterdale Bridge. The city has expressed worry that First Nations […]

Colour Chart Series (2012), 2012

Collection includes: The Twelve Steps To Recovery From Alcoholism From Infancy to Late Adulthood The Paths Between Rejection, Fear, Comfort And, Acceptance From Anger to Forgiveness From Monday to Friday Pie Chart Series Maze Series

Monument to East Vancouver, 2010

Monument to East Vancouver develops from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades in East Vancouver. Over the years, the symbol has been adopted as an emblem for East Vancouver as a whole, but its appearance has generally been tentative rather than overt. The lack of overtness is, I feel, symptomatic of the […]

An Homage to Buontalenti., 2011

I did not win this context for a development located next to a well known and historical live action and musical theatre. A facing wall of the neighboring theatre forms the eastern side of the plaza with its set back building development. My idea for the plaza for the Theatre Park development is playful yet […]

Coming Soon, 2009

Arrow Factory Gallery, Beijing and reshown in Vienna

Memorial to the Battle of Ortona: Peace through Valour, 2016

Inaugurated in mid 2016, a sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—was unveiled beside Toronto City Hall. The battle referenced in the artwork occurred at Christmastime in 1943, when the Canadian Forces in the […]

I-70 Installation: Hatton, Missouri, 2015

Lum created a new work for the Sign Show by merging existing pieces — “Bindy Sangeet: Employee of the Month” (1990) and “Alia Naffouj: Hooked on Tennis” (1998) — into a diptych. Within the context of message themes along the interstate, his billboard comments on labor, immigration, the American Dream, and comparative representations of aspirant […]

A Circle within a Square; A Square within a Circle, 2011

This is a work realized with Zheng Shengtian for the Moscow Biennale. Within the cylindrical pavilion, one enters a square room in which a circular facial mirror is installed. Within the cubic pavilion (which is joined to the cylindrical pavilion by the common step), one enters a circular room in which a square facial mirror […]

January 1, 1960, 2011

this work comprises a topographically political map of the world as it existed on January 1, 1960. This globe is designed for the foyer of a large community centr in Utrecht built to address a lack of community facilities in an area of high immigrant youth crime. The youths are teh children of immigrants who […]

Thinking Simon, 2015

Bronze statue of noted British Columbia explorer Simon Fraser.  This is a commission for a new Vancouver development on the banks of the mouth of the Fraser river.  The status of Fraser shows him in advanced age and sitting atop a tree stump in Rodin’s The Thinker pose.

Across Time and Space, Two Children of Toronto Meet, 2013

This is a commission for a commercial realty development in Toronto, Ontario. The site is directly behind City Hall and involves a long corridor (passageway) from Bay Street to City Hall. Two bronze sculptures to be placed on either end of this corrdior signaling historical immigrants to this area in teh form of two children […]