The Spirit Unfurled

The Spirit Unfurled

In tune with the times and its physical site at the foot of University Bridge, Douglas Bentham’s monumental, stainless steel sculpture provides the perfect civic symbol for Saskatoon at this momentous juncture in its history, brilliantly capturing its renascent spirit and progressive future. Titled Unfurled, the visually stunning new work of art is emblematic of the resurgence of development currently transforming the city, such as the Canadian Light Source, River Landing and the Mendel’s “Expanding the Vision” initiative. According to Bentham, “Saskatoon is on the cusp of greatness…. At this time it seems fitting to unveil a landmark sculpture to represent its vibrant cultural community and to offer the public a celebratory symbol of its achievements”.

Terry Graff
Director and CEO
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Reprinted with permission

 

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