The SPIRIT CATCHER IS A SCULPTURE THAT IS PROBABLY THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED PART OF BARRIE, ONTARIO. IT SITS AT THE WATERFRONT AT THE HEAD OF KEMPENFELT BAY.
The sculpture -The Spirit Catcher was designed by Ron Baird for EXPO 86 (1986) that was held in Vancouver, B.C. At the end of the exposition, this gigantic artwork was donated to MacLaren Art Center and the City of Barrie.
This 20 tonne piece was influenced by the west coast and the Thunderbird of First Nations Mythology.
Size: 70 x 65 feet
-16 kinetic quills each free moving
-pair of kinetic antennae
The corten steel used does not flake when it rusts, therefor will never disintegrate.
When you stand in front of this amazing sculpture and see the quills moving you realize it is alive. It is so powerful. Every time the light changes, the look changes. Barrie on Kempenfelt Bay has a vast history with the First Nations and is appropriately situated close to the Nine Mile Portage Route.
This was the first piece in the public collection of artworks that are in the downtown Barrie.
CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: LINES (FEATURED PHOTO IS ANOTHER SCULPTURE IN COLLECTION)
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