Cloud sculpture in powder coated aluminum. Approximately ten feet high. The cloud plates open like pages of a book revealing the mind's actions.
The goal was to reflect the library's guiding principles as well as the library's function as a vessel of ideas, knowledge and information inspiring lifelong learning, serving the surrounding community. A cloud symbolizes dreams, imagination and creativity. It is also a metaphor for information storage and the transfer of information. Today we share information through the 'cloud.' Water and rain is symbolic of the nourishment of thought and generation of new ideas. The flow of knowledge in the form of words 'rains' down in English as well as in French, German, Ukrainian, and Cree, representing the pioneers who founded Leduc.
The city and artist collaborated with surrounding schools to submit quotes on the theme of knowledge, education or imagination that were meaningful to them. These quotes and thoughts were placed at its base in 'puddles.'
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.