Lunar Transitions, by Fred Dobbs, won the public vote in this year’s ArtsAlive. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Lunar Transitions earns the public vote in ArtsAlive 2017

Bodi Frog and The Gate Keeper second and third in Oak Bay’s public art program

Lunar Transitions, by Fred Dobbs, won the public vote in this year’s ArtsAlive.

Voting began in the spring and ended in October on the sculptures loaned by artists and on display throughout the community this year. The winning piece is considered for purchase by the community.

“This original piece designed for the 2017 ArtsAlive theme, Transitions, has resonated with the community,” said Barbara Adams, Oak Bay’s arts laureate. The sculpture is sponsored by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association.

In second place was the wind piece by Doug Taylor called “Bodi Frog” located on Willows Beach and sponsored by Marc Owen-Flood.

The sculpture with the third most votes was the “The Gate Keeper” by David Hunwick, sponsored by Barclay’s Fine Jewelers and located near Oak Bay and Monterey avenues.

She’s excited to announce the community also only needs

Only $2,000 more is needed to purchase “The Hunt” in Queens Park. Pursued by a pack of five welded steel wolves, the plate steel cut-out of an alert buck uses negative space to create a window through which we can regain our lost perspective.

“Exploring the intersection of nature and culture, The Hunt examines the discord between our primal instincts and social expectations,” Hall wrote in his artists statement about the piece. “We are invited to examine our emotional response at both ends of this cycle and to relate this to our own experiences – what does it feel like to be the hunter, and the hunted? How do our bodies react to these situations? How does society expect us to deal with them? Does social convention allow for adequate resolution of our emotions or perpetuate conflict within ourselves?”


 

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In second place was the wind piece by Doug Taylor called “Bodi Frog” located on Willows Beach and sponsored by Marc Owen-Flood. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

The sculpture with the third most votes was the “The Gate Keeper” by David Hunwick, sponsored by Barclay’s Fine Jewelers and located near Oak Bay and Monterey avenues. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

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