Linda Covit lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Numerous trips to Japan photographing temples, gardens and contemporary architecture have been influential. Her approach in the development of site responsive work follows investigations into the overlapping areas of art, landscape design and architecture. Linda’s interest in public art lies in the challenge of rendering a site with new meaning or heightening what is already there; in making a gesture that transforms a public space into a personal experience; in creating a work that is rooted in its setting and instils a sense of place. Scale, acknowledgement of the viewer, a harmonious relationship of the built with the natural are some of her concerns.
Among her many public artworks are a gift from the Quebec government to Shandong Province, China; an installation on Montreal’s Mount Royal Park commemorating the 1969 John Lennon - Yoko Ono bed-in, (Les Arts et la Ville Prix Aménagement 2012; CSLA Regional Merit Award 2012), an art wall with mist at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel and Residences (Toronto Urban Design Awards : Award of Merit 2015; CSLA Regional Merit Award 2014); four garden rooms in the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, Orange, Texas (ASLA Honor Award, 2012). Her monumental sculpture for the MUHC was the CODAawards 2017 winner in the healthcare category.
Her artworks have been reviewed in magazines, newspapers, publications and online sites. Give Peace a Chance was selected for ArchitypeReview’s 2015 annual issue, published in ELA Environment and Landscape Architecture of Korea, Dlle no. 4 Architectural Landscape, (Seoul, Korea), Paisea, (Valencia, Spain) Atlas of World Architecture (Switzerland) and Urban Spaces, (Barcelona); Havre in LW Landscape World (Seoul, Korea), Landscape Lighting (China).