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This captivating Vancouver art installation could win a prestigious international award

And it needs your help.
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'Walking Spectrum' by Devon Knowles is up for a CODAaward, which is given to exceptional community artwork.

One of Vancouver's newest public artworks is getting international attention.

Called 'Walking Spectrum', the work is made of (in the simplest of terms) coloured glass and incorporated into the entrance of the new office building at 601 West Hastings and is one of 100 up for the People’s Choice CODAaward. Created by Devon Knowles, the piece was only recently installed as the building was completed.

"The jury has voted, selecting the Top 100 most successful design projects that integrate commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space," states CODAworx, the organization behind the awards.

In making 'Walking Spectrum' Knowles used photos she took of the area to inspire the colourful patterns on the glass.

"Knowles intuitively combined site-specific imagery into a kaleidoscope of colours, patterns and textures -- making this arresting permanent installation a tour de force for employees, local residents and passersby," states an awards' write-up on the piece.

Voting runs from June 20 to June 30. Winners will be announced at the end of August. At the time of publication no piece had more than 100 votes.

Seven other Canadian pieces are vying for the award, and the top two vote-getters will win. The CODAawards also have categories like landscape and institutional. North Vancouver's 'Sea Change' won in the transportation category last year; it's an interactive light display at a bus exchange.