second project located at the Listel Inawashiro
Hotel began in December of 1995. This intriguing project required
Glenn to visit Japan once a year for 12 consecutive years. Each year
he created one 5 meter tall sculpture from an exported British Columbia
log depicting the upcoming years' Japanese Zodiac symbol.
sculptures are proudly displayed in the hotel's Herb Garden. Glenn
feels honored to have such a meaningful project that reflects the Japanese
Culture and their appreciation of wood and art.
twelve years Glenn befriended many of Listel's staff and return visitors.
One unique friendship he developed with a commercial house painter who
donated his time to help Glenn prep and paint eight of the zodiac
sculptures, Mr. Ogawa, was a very helpful person to know. He was a
tradesman who could help him find tools and source out materials that the
hotel staff might not understand.
mention to the staff, who did everything they could to make the project
stay on schedule.
Choji Suzuki and his son, Listel's current president, Hiro Suzuki, gave me
an opportunity of a life time that added value to my artistic portfolio
and resume. I am very grateful to have experienced a culture that so
appreciates the arts, even a chainsaw artist from Canada" Glenn