There is a statue in Coal Harbour’s Devonian Harbour Park that is often called the “Flower Lady” as it depicts woman sitting down and there are often fresh-cut flowers in her hands or in her hair. Upon close inspection, you’ll see she is actually looking for something in her purse hence the name of the piece: “Search“. This bronze statue by J. Seward Jr. Johnson is this week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature:
It’s uncertain as to why people feel compelled to leave flowers for the statue and there is a sign nearby that asks that you not pick them from the park. However, passersby still seem to enjoy brightening the up the woman who just can’t seem to find what she’s looking for.
Previous Vancouver Icons posts: Vancouver Rowing Club, Echoes, Point Atkinson Lighthouse, English Bay Inukshuk, Hollow Tree, Hotel Europe, Lions Gate Bridge Lions, LightShed, Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.