Mindshadows, 2011


Created for the North Toronto Collegiate Institute as part of the New Republic development in Toronto, Ontario. Perforated aluminum and stainless steel. 20 x 10 x 10'.


Words are the building blocks for thought. They give shape to our ideas. These cubes embody the energy and power of words within a structure of reason and order. Yet thought is without physical substance so these words dissolve in the shifting light, personifying the effervescence of our intellectual journey.

The sculpture is 70% open space: a metaphor for an open, permeable mind. These words were selected intuitively by North Toronto Collegiate Institute students to be evocative without any single interpretation

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