When it comes to wonderful art installations, Junko certainly knows what they’re doing.
The Montreal artist has showcased his work through 514 a few times, with Junko’s two latest art montages, Forest Spirit and Earth Dragon, which have truly blown Montrealers away.
Well, after residing in Montreal for a while, Junko took her artistic endeavors to the West Coast, where the artist has created another stellar sculptural piece that proves they’ve taken things to the next level.
“At the moment I’ve moved to the west coast, I haven’t settled anywhere in particular, but I started in Vancouver. I tend not to stay in one place too long, that helps to keep things fresh for me,” Junko told MTLBlog.
Well, their move to Vancouver was well worth it considering the inspiration that led to another fascinating piece.
Junko showed off her latest and first West Coast creation, Queen BX1000, and it’s safe to say she stings in the best way possible.
“The queen bee has landed. Ready to pollinate your senses,” Junko wrote.
The wasp-like installation is made up of taxi car bumpers that Junko spotted in a British Columbia garage while riding his bike.
“Because of this discovery, I thought I should do something using the yolk, and bees/wasps came to mind,” Junko explained.
Queen BX1000 took a month to create, and it was well worth the time investment. Located in Vancouver, the massive figure can be spotted between Van City’s Marine Drive and Bridgeport SkyTrain stations, as well as the Canada Line Bikeway.
The work alone is well worth the praise, but what always stands out about Junko’s work is their ability to come up with such innovative names.
Junko shared her creative process when it comes to figuring out a name with MTLBlog and how Queen BX1000 came to be.
“As for the Queen Bee name, when I create these pieces, I don’t like trying to recreate an existing creature precisely. I prefer to have a vague theme for the creature and let it take on a new form. And BX1000 is kind of a little homage to the VX1000, an iconic video camera in skateboarding history. And it just sounds high-tech.
Although Montreal will certainly miss the artistic touch of Junko, the creative genius will certainly return to the beautiful province.
“I love Montreal and have lots of friends and family there, so I’ll definitely be back,” Junko said.
“Until then, we’re totally raving about the Queen BX1000 and if you find yourself in Vancouver, be sure to check out Junko’s latest design.