Park Art: Boundary
(1982 Welded Steel)
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2001   Located (2003) in the field north of the
   T.C. Douglas Building.

   Artist: Douglas Bentham, R.C.A.
  (Canadian , born Rosetown Sask. 1947),
is a nationally recognized Saskatoon sculptor who has worked in welded steel abstraction since 1989. Boundary is an example of work resulting from Bentham's change of direction following his 1980 retrospective at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Of this period he writes : "I chose to abandon the use of shelf stock (plates, I-beam, channels, etc. -materials with strongly stated, inherent properties) and turned instead to the anonymity of thin steel -like cut paper, a material which had to be hand-formed and manipulated from the outset.: Bentham has executed public commissions of the National Science Library (Ottawa), the University of Western Ontario in London), and the Government of Canada Building (Calgary).

(Information from information plaque)
(Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Don of www.WascanaPark.com)

August 2003