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by Luben Boykov



Centennial Square, Mount Pearl

6 Centennial St., Mount Pearl, NL A1N 1G5

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Boykov's two life-sized female figures (mother and daughter) were made of grass that was bound with wax and cast directly in bronze. They stand facing each other. Water trickles down from the mother's cupped hands into the daughter's hands. The perpetual flow of water symbolizes the continuous bond between them.

An inscription on a plaque reads: "'Source' celebrates the intimate and deep family bonds as a unit of social harmony and community growth. It uses water both as an artistic element and a metaphor of the energies and emotions that bind us together. It praises and promotes the values that lie at the core of our individual and social consciousness."

Artist bio

Luben Boykov was born in 1960 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and immigrated to Canada in 1990. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He has been inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy and awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his extensive and widespread output of sculptures and exhibitions.

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