Over 10,000 years ago, glaciers scattered large boulders, commonly known as erratics, across the landscape. Inspired by clusters of ancient stone found in the Ottawa region, Erratic Field transforms the urban environment with carefully executed minimal sculptures.
Constructed from Corten steel, the surface weathers over time to an orange-brown patina and granular texture, bringing the sculptures closer to nature. As viewers gather and move through the space they become a part of a constantly changing configuration suggestive of an ancient site of reverence akin to megalithic standing stones.
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Shayne Dark is known for his sculptural works and large public art installations. Dark’s work can be found in national and international collections including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana.