Feather, 1997

In the collection of the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 

Donald Forster Sculpture Park, Guelph, ON Canada


Bronze, patinated, 96 x 32 x 4 inches (236 x 56 x 6 cm) 


The crow feather is scaled to be larger than human size and is fixed in an upright position to the ground. The dynamic of the arched position is reflecting on a slightly bowing posture, an act of humility and respect.

The piece incorporates a celebration of life and pathos simultaneously, both features of the crow - a very intelligent bird, almost a personality, that is looked upon as harbinger of good as well as evil. As a feather on the ground, the work emphasizes the necessity of rest after flying high.


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