The Bow, currently Calgary’s tallest building, is now officially open. The opening ceremony took place on 4 June 2013, complete with First Nations drummers and fireworks.
Alderman Druh Farrell had the honour of introducing the artist who created the two works of art on the Bow’s plazas, Jaume Plensa. Wonderland, the sculpture on the south side of the building, is a 12-foot high wire sculpture of a young girl’s head. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the sculpture by the inclusion of two doorways. Try walking in and seeing the world from inside a giant head!
The other piece of art is called Alberta’s Dream and was installed on the northwest side of the building in April. It is a bronze self-portrait of Mr. Plensa with the names of various Alberta cities and towns written across his body. The sculpture is sitting on the ground, with his arms and legs around a living tree. The installation of the tree was fascinating to watch as the sculpture is designed with moving parts for that special purpose.
This award-winning building and its works of art are changing the face of our downtown, and inspiring some amazing new projects in the core.
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