A key piece of Vancouver’s $6-million Olympic Public Art program has reappeared under the Cambie Street Bridge at West Second Avenue.

Garde-temps, by artist Tania Ruiz Gutierrez, is a massive vase sculpture that emits vibrant coloured images of passersby and cars taken with a nearby thermal camera.

The piece was erected prior to Vancouver’s 2010 Games, but was taken down because of issues with the electronics.

“When we tested it, everything went fine,” said Mike Bilyk, president of MC Laser Werks, who built the massive sculpture.

“But when we brought it out here, we had way too many failures. This is a permanent exhibition. We didn’t leave it so that it was continually failing.”