Artist: James Boyd from Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
Town of St. George
Community: St. George, New Brunswick
I live within an hour’s drive of the Town of St. George, so I was able to make a number of visits to the Town and its local quarries before the symposium started in August. The power and force of the Magaguadavic River as it flows through St. George has always impressed me. I decided to create a sculpture that paid homage to our deep connections to our local waterways. The forms and overall composition of the sculpture are inspired by, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to use, a piece of St. George granite that was quarried some 80 or more years ago; and I have used it as the central element of my sculpture.