LOVE EACH OTTER
LOVE EACH OTTER
A TESTIMATE TO LOVE
Love Each Otter, two six-foot tall North American River Otters, celebrates the success story of these previously at risk critters. The Heart in the center of the sculpture represents the love and hope that went into the successful reintroduction to their native habitats and their resilience to challenging environmental factors.
The Heart, held between the Otters, will be lit by red and color-changing LED lights. Twinkling lights, wrapped around the frame, will further illuminate the sculpture. A bench, placed between the Otters, will facilitate and encourage photo opportunities and interaction with the installation. The Boardwalk leading up to this site welcomes and invites visitors to come in, rest on the bench and take some photos!
Love Each Otter will be 14 feet wide by 8 feet tall. The otters will be 6 feet tall. This installation will be constructed using recycled steel rebar for the armatures & bases, 1 inch & ½ inch Galvanized steel chicken wire, recycled aluminum wire, enamel paint, LED lights and electric timers.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Laura Ouimet Of WE-MET WIRE WORK
Laura Ouimet is a Canadian artist and educator based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her Wire Art is made in a very distinctive style, and everything she makes is hand-twisted without power tools. Chicken Wire is her preferred medium to create sculptures with. She has participated in many markets and artisan events in Alberta, including the Reynolds Alberta Museum Metal Art Show and Sale. Her sculptures have been displayed in cities, universities, galleries, and retail spaces throughout the province.
Laura often collaborates with her partner, Louis Ouimet, who assists with wire cutting and welding the armature for her sculptures.
This will be Laura’s first year creating art for Zoominescence.
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