Brandon Vickerd's "Wildlife" installed in Edmonton
Wildlife, a public art work by Professor Brandon Vickerd, has been installed in Edmonton, Alberta.
The sculpture consists of two life-sized bronze figures that at first glance appear to be citizens leisurely going about their day. However, upon inspection the figures reveal themselves to be composed of squirrels, raccoons, foxes, deer and other animals working together to appear human. Humorously referencing cartoon clichés, the work invites a thoughtful reflection on our relationship to nature.
Wildlife (2015) was commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council for The Quarters, an urban design project in development near city’s downtown arts, entertainment and business districts. Upon completion, The Quarters is slated to be an environmentally-sustainable, walkable community featuring residential, commercial and civic buildings, social and cultural services and amenities, and green space.