Celebration of Growth

Sculpture by Karl Ciesluk
Year
2011
Artist
Karl Ciesluk
Media
Sculpture
Material
aluminum, stainless steel and stone
Collection number
2011-0003
Venue
Art in the street

Description

The sculptural series Celebration of Growth, by local artist Karl Ciesluk, was commissioned for King Edward Avenue as part of the street renewal project. Nineteen sculptures of seed pods and plant growth are installed at intervals along King Edward Avenue. The sculptures made of aluminum, stainless steel and stone are inspired by themes of nature and renewal.

Elegant lilies and fiddleheads sprout from metal stems as if growing from the concrete below. Giant seed pods sculpted from local stone boulders are clustered strategically along the boulevard. As symbols for the natural cycles of dormancy and regeneration, Ciesluk envisions his sculptures “as capsules awaiting the right condition to grow and flourish into their glory.”

Karl Ciesluk has completed numerous public art commissions nationally and internationally and is recognized for his site-specific work dealing with natural themes and the environment. In addition, Ciesluk has received several Canadian and international merit awards and has participated in many international sculpture symposiums

Location

King Edward Avenue (various locations)