Ocean Concrete has been a key tenant of Granville Island in Vancouver since the 1920s and has had silos on-site since the 1960s. Recently the company partnered with the Vancouver Biennale arts organization to transform those silos into a huge, striking public artwork.
Brazilian graffiti artists OSGEMEOS have transformed the silos into giant, colorful figures which can be seen from across False Creek. Larry Baloun, vide-president and general manager at Ocean Concrete, said the company strives to be a good member of the community which includes participating in public art and integrating itself as much as possible with the surrounding area.
Barrie Mowat of Vancouver Biennale also spoke to the Journal of Commerce and said that the organization's mission is to bring art to public spaces in an accessible way, and the silos have succeeded in fulfilling that mission.