Gerald Gladstone, Mayo Clinic

Installation Date: 2006

Materials: Bronze Sculpture

Description:

Property of Mayo Clinic.

Inspiration, an approximately 20-ft bronze sculpture, is most accurately named. On the wings of flight, 21 bird shapes take off to the heavens, wheeling and gamboling wherever the winds may take them. In a spiral dance, each individual bird brushes against the next, giving reassurance and encouragement, as if to say, we can go higher! Set amid the peaceful gardens and manicured lawns of the Annenberg Plaza located between the Mayo and Plummer Buildings of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, visitors can feel the energy and encouragement of Inspiration. Inspiration was donated in honor of Diane and Howard C. Deshong, Jr.

About the artist:

Gerald Gladstone (1929-2005), a famed Canadian sculptor, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Before his sculpting career, Gladstone worked in commercial advertising for McLaren Advertising and studied welding. As with many of his personal talents, such as in music and painting, Gladstone was essentially a self-taught sculptor; however, he did receive several grants to study art in both London, England, (the Royal College of Arts) and New York, NY. Gladstone is best known for his sculptures of found and created objects suspended in lucite blocks that are stacked in geometric formations. Public and private exhibitions of his work can be found throughout Canada, England, and the United States.Gerald Gladstone (1929-2005), a famed Canadian sculptor, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Before his sculpting career, Gladstone worked in commercial advertising for McLaren Advertising and studied welding. As with many of his personal talents, such as in music and painting, Gladstone was essentially a self-taught sculptor; however, he did receive several grants to study art in both London, England, (the Royal College of Arts) and New York, NY. Gladstone is best known for his sculptures of found and created objects suspended in lucite blocks that are stacked in geometric formations. Public and private exhibitions of his work can be found throughout Canada, England, and the United States.

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