The City of Mississauga commissions and maintains a growing collection of permanent public art. View the public art map to see the locations of artwork in public spaces throughout Mississauga, or view the permanent collection online.
Permanent public art often includes sculptures, monuments, and integrated artworks. These are commissioned by the City through a formal selection process. Works in the permanent collection are maintained by art conservationists.
The permanent public art collection seeks vibrant and thought-provoking artwork that draws on Mississauga’s natural and living heritage, culture and environment. The City encourages public art as an integral component of public works, facilities and spaces.
Jon Sasaki, 2022
Located on Mavis Road Bridge, above Fletcher’s Creek (north of Courtneypark Dr)
Each of the four corners of the Mavis Bridge holds a secret. Groups of bronze sculptural ravine animals have been placed on the backsides of the walls, peeking into the “human world.” These are interpretations of fauna that are known to currently inhabit Fletcher’s Creek: an eastern painted turtle, a pileated woodpecker, an eastern garter snake, a coyote pup, a white-footed mouse, a green frog, a spotted salamander, an eastern cottontail rabbit, a pair of bumblebees, a green darner dragonfly, a monarch butterfly, a juvenile beaver and a long-tailed weasel. Many of these sculptures were inspired by animals the artist personally encountered while exploring the Fletcher’s Creek trail system.
The piece has the tone of a fable; we can imagine these animals made the decision to clamber up to road level and are cautiously observing us with a little bit of apprehension and a great deal of curiosity.
Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist who explores many concurrent streams of inquiry that regularly intertwine in surprising ways. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally.
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