Photograph by Bob Brink
by Morgan MacDonald
George Street, St. John's
4 George St., St. John's, NL A1C 1M3
The City of St. John’s was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2006 by the Department of Canadian Heritage and received an award to carry out various cultural-related projects, including a public sculpture.
The 12ft tall sculpture is located on George Street, the city's famous entertainment area. It celebrates the performing arts in music and dance, honouring some of the province’s best-known artists: singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, NL accordion pioneer Wilf Doyle, and actor Tommy Sexton.
The sculpture also serves as a memorial to the artists. Flowers are often placed there to remember their contributions to arts and culture in this province.
Morgan MacDonald holds degrees in Fine Art (Grenfell) and Business (Memorial), and runs his Newfoundland Bronze Foundry from Logy Bay, NL. He uses lost wax casting to create works that are highly realistic and technical in nature with an emphasis on our deepest expressive human qualities. He is the recipient of the Memorial University 2016 Horizon Awards for outstanding achievement under the age of 35.