Generations

Edwin and Veronica
Dam de Nogales (Canada/Spain)

This three-part sculpture explores the connections of family.

“Generations examines families by playing with similarities and separations, proximities and distances, and geometries and natural forms. It draws upon the viewer to complete the work by putting themselves within it. The expressions hint at a hope for a bright future.”

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The Scope of Change

Barbara Amos (Canada)

The Scope of Change invites the visitor to look through its lens which breaks apart the scene. It is up to the viewer to put it back together.

“As a child I had a kaleidoscope collection. Since fragmentation is a key theme in my artwork, I experimented to create a freestanding scope that could travel. This work is a whimsical moment but also a visual metaphor about the pace of change in our world.”

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On the Wings of Love

Bob and Jo Wilfong (USA)

On the Wings of Love explores themes of love and human connection. The simple stylized forms are designed to connect with each viewer’s personal experience.

“I’m drawn to images created from the soul, images that are within each of us, and images that express who and what we are. Bronze is currently my medium of choice as it expresses power, beauty and grace. Working with chemicals, acids and heat adds colour, and allows the sculpture to come alive.”

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Pollinizers

Dave Hind (Canada) with The Aluminum Quilting Society

This installation focuses on the importance of pollination. Royal Botanical Gardens supports pollinators by protecting the plant species and habitats that sustain them. The designs on the arms reflect some of these species.

“Pollinizers depicts two hands manually pollinating a fruit blossom. This symbolizes the role RBG has as a steward of the land, serving as a metaphor for the organization’s environmental philosophies. The entire work has been coated in beeswax, a most amazing all natural metal polish and protector.”

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Haven

Catherine Lavelle (Canada) designed in collaboration with Douglas Senft

Haven is a large nest. Lavelle uses her art to speak to the changing nature of animal habitats in a city landscape.

“Haven refers to survival and adaptability in natural and urban environments. It represents all nesting creatures as well as our human attachment to home and place.”

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Rejoicing Family

Taurai Mutigwa (Zimbabwe)

Rejoicing Family shows people embraced together. The sculpture weaves into itself to represent how everything is connected.

“I enjoy carving family abstracts to express the love I feel for my family. I draw inspiration from the surrounding world, especially vegetation, when creating my stone sculptures.”

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