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Eventually there will be Biennale installations at many of the Canada Line stations.  First up, though, is “History of Loss” at the King Edward Station:

History of Loss 2

History of Loss 1This piece is by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty.  The artspeak description: “Although inspired by VW Beetle childhood toy cars, the reference here is multitudinous, iconic combustion engine vehicles entombed and dated as artifacts, reflecting the consciousness and worldliness of young contemporary Indian artists.”

I’m as big a fan of multitudinous, iconic artifacts as the next guy, but the part I like the best is that it’s next to a rapid-transit station that has all the charm of a tomb. 

King Ed station

Michael Geller agrees.

And while we’re here, can anyone explain what this crosswalk is about?  Why the dotted lines?

Crosswalk