Stick-to-it-ive-ness: Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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The visual representation of horses running on the river's surface, symbolize the struggles and perseverance, the simple grace yet powerful attitude that everybody needs in difficult situations. The title came about as a life lesson: since surviving stage 4 cancer, I don't take life for granted anymore. As an artist, I challenge myself to create more of an impact among the others by transmitting a message inspired from the normal life of Mother Nature. To create something out of nothing pushes me more, so this is how it was born the idea of using fallen but sound branches, to bring nature back to life, to illustrate the struggle and drama that horse's must face, as they step into the unknown, under the water's surface. Together they are strong and support each other towards their goal to succeed. Passion for this project comes from my connection with the nature and love for wood. I hope my artwork will become a force of nature for others…

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 8feet
  • Medium: metal / tree branches
  • Width: 40 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 8 feet

Venue & Connection Information

Installed on the surface or the Grand River,near the Blue Walking Bridge south/west end.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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