public art

Bird of Spring


 

 Bird of Spring

by Abraham Etungat  at Connaught Park

“Bird of Spring”, 1981 is a copy of an original soap stone sculpture by Abraham Etungat currently in the collection of the Glenbow Museum. In 1981 the Devonian Foundation obtained permission to cast two large bronze versions and a fibreglass version. The fibreglass version was situated on 7 Avenue for many years before being moved to Devonian Gardens where it was also placed for many years. The Devonian foundation gifted the work to the Civic Art Collection. Devonian Gardens is now undergoing renovations and the work was re-located to Connaught Park.
About the ArtistAbraham Etungat (1911-1999), originally from Cape Dorest, Nunavut was a well-know Inuit artist who specializes in soap stone sculptures.  In 2005 he was among a dozen artists from Cape Dorest to be made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.