The abstract forms of this 19.5 foot tall sculpture are a symbol of the extended reach given to humanity through our adoption of technology. The large branches of the piece move outward and upward, emulating the growth afforded to humans by the use of technology. As if to caution us not to forget why technology develops, the branches are firmly attached to a central core, representing the strength of relationships between members of the human family.
Having worked primarily in metal and stone, sculptor Bruce Garner built uplifting monuments to action, physicality, and life. Garner taught himself to use much of the heavy machinery required to build outdoor sculptures and developed a distinctive hammer technique for shaping metal. Many of his most popular artworks can be found in Ottawa on Sparks Street, at the Conference Centre, and at the Ottawa General Hospital.