The Gathering Place


Artist: Jesse Salisbury from United States of America
Community: Town of Oromocto, New Brunswick

Artist Statement 
Inspired by Oromocto, which means where rivers and people meet, my sculpture is split from one 14-ton granite glacial erratic boulder from the area, and the base salvaged stone from the Oromocto bridge.
I split the boulder, revealing two shapes. One shape formed a natural couch, which I carved and polished to enhance the color, texture, and comfortable shape. The other half formed a sail-like upright that I balanced on the bridge stone.
The polished form represents various phases of the sun and moon and for me symbolizes seasons and time. I want the sculpture to draw people to it and for them to gather around the sculpture where the rivers meet.

Jesse Salisbury Town of Oromocto