Araxi Commissions Tully Sculpture ‘Three Wishes’ in Whistler Village Square
Whistler, BC – To commemorate its 25th year in Whistler, Araxi restaurant, in collaboration with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, has commissioned an intriguing sculpture currently on display in the centre of Whistler’s Village Square. Made of steel, the sculpture stands approximately seventeen feet high and ten feet wide and is named ‘Three Interwoven Wishbones and Wishes.’
Selected from an open call for talent, Colorado based artist Robert Tully, well-known for his flair for sculpting large-scale integrated public artworks, conceptualised the ‘three wishes’ sculpture to capture the essence of Whistler. Graceful and intertwined, wistful, nature-related and meaningful, Tully elaborates, “desires or wishes are universal and much involved in the purpose of a resort” adding “the shapes also resemble trees, inspired by the natural setting and even have a hint of skis or snowballs.” Tully also took care to realise the more practical elements of the piece in relation to its surroundings; it is fully moveable to allow for snow clearing and special events, it also invites interaction with the bottom of the wishbone designed to serve as seat or perch.
Araxi will celebrate 25 years in Whistler this November during Whistler’s annual Cornucopia. From modest beginnings the restaurant has earned an international reputation for excellence in food, wine and service. Full details are still to be announced but certainly the anniversary events promise to be quite remarkable to be worthy of such a momentous occasion. For more information visit www.whistlercornucopia.com or sign up for Araxi’s newsletter at www.araxi.com
Araxi is located at 4222 Village Square, offering regional fine dining in the heart of Whistler since 1981. For reservations & enquiries telephone 604.932.4540 or, for further information visit www.araxi.com.