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Mirrored Mosaic Canoe Wins the Award for Cool

Deana Huntsbarger

Canadian artist Brad Copping has created a visually-stunning glass-covered canoe. This exquisite work of art is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Inspired by the Kawarthas – a series of lakes located in Central Ontario, Canada – artist-in-residence at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Brad Copping, has created a canoe that definitely wins the award for cool.

The exterior glass mosaic depicts a map highlighting the many scenic rivers and lakes in the Kawarthas – including such landmarks as the Trent Severn Waterway and Rice Lake.

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The interior of the canoe has glass positioned and mirrored in order to duplicate the cedar strips that were originally in place.

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And in case you are wondering – yes, it is completely functional. Copping recently paddled his breathtaking creation along numerous waterways in northern Europe for five days.

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The 16-foot cedar strip canoe was a gift to Copping from Canadian Canoe Museum curator Jeremy Ward.

Want to see this canoe for yourself? It is currently on display at the Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam in the Netherlands, but will be showing at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, located in Ontario, Canada, this June.

Photos via Brad Copping via Canoe Museum

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Mirrored Mosaic Canoe Wins the Award for Cool