April 7, 2018.
Location: Adjacent to George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country BC.
Join the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in partnership with the Lake Country Public Art Commission on Saturday April 7 at 11am for the unveiling of a new temporary public art sculpture, Ponderosa Sphere, by BC artist David Jacob Harder
David Jacob Harder’s Ponderosa Sphere explores how the environment is changing in unforeseen ways as a result of industrialization, development and expansion. Rooted in an investigation of the growth and decay of organic materials, his practice creates avenues for physical engagement with animate and inanimate materials.
Ponderosa Sphere, a 10’ orb constructed of metal and ponderosa wood and bark, lets visitors examine the structural poetry of the organic and inorganic. Inspired by the common use of natural materials for advancements in technology and engineering, Harder anchors this exploration to his own observed changes in the Thompson Okanagan landscape over time, and prompts us to consider how the built environment continues to impact the life cycle of the natural world around us.
David Jacob Harder is a Canadian interdisciplinary visual artist and curator. Born in Quesnel, British Columbia, he earned a BFA in Visual Arts, as well as a BA in Social History, from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. David has shown in numerous public exhibitions across Western Canada and the US and continues to develop his work in his home in Wells, BC.
The sculpture will be situated on the grounds of George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC. The unveiling on April 7 is free event and open to the public. Ponderosa Sphere will be on display from April 7 – September 8 2018.