Public Art

dicksonAmy's Bench

 

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dicksonAmy's Bench

“Amy’s Bench”

Granite and Steel

Don Ian Dickson

Located at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary Alberta. Don’s third in a series of metamorphic benches was completed at the end of June, 2011. Made from  granite and painted steel, it sits looking over the Bow river along the park trail out amongst the lush greenery and
offers visitors to the trail a unique place to rest and reflect.

cascade

"Cascade"
Granite
Don Ian Dickson

In September 2006, Don was invited to the 9th Icheon International Sculpture Symposium in Icheon, South Korea.
Cascade will become a permanent piece in Seolbong Park.

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"Flowing"
Granite
Don Ian Dickson

Flowing is now part of the permanent collection at the Icheon Cultural Center.

 

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"Rainbow of Music"
Steel
Don Ian Dickson

In July 2006, Don earned a place at the International Biennial of Sculpture 2006 in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.
The theme was music and he earned the PREMIO MULTICANAL award for this work.

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"Evolution"
Granite and Steel
Don Ian Dickson

Located in the Haliburton Forest Sculpture Trail Don’s second in a series of metamorphic benches was completed at the end of July, 2005. Made from Haliburton Highlands granite and painted steel, it stands out amongst the lush greenery and
offers visitors to the trail an unusual place to rest and reflect.

Fern Hill Private School
Fern Hill

"2006 Graduating Class"
Brass and Steel
Don Ian Dickson

Located in Oakville, Ontario Fern Hill Private School honoured the 2006 graduating class with this musical commission.

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"Stay Sail"
Stainless Steel and Brass
Don Ian Dickson

Located in the Finger Lakes district of upstate New York on the west shore of Cayuga Lake Frontenac Point Vineyard and Winery is the permanent home for Don’s latest kinetic sound sculpture. In July, 2005, "Stay Sail" was installed on the bow of the winery deck overlooking the lake and the vineyards and is the focal point for visitors from all over the world.

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"Time Out"
Granite and Steel
Don Ian Dickson

Don’s participation in June at the International Stone Sculpture Symposium “Ventspils 2005” proved to be a winner as he received first place in the juried competition. “Time Out” is one of a series of metamorphic benches which combine carved stone and metal. This work is made from Latvian granite and painted steel. Hailed by the judges as creative and functional, “Time Out’s” success can be measured by the numerous members of the public who took a moment to rest comfortably on it.

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"Elemental Balance"
Marble
Don Ian Dickson

Created at the EMAAR International Art Symposium on-site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 12 – February 7 2005.
This work is based on the four creative energies of the universe: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and the balance between them. Each of these elements are necessary for human life, they each have both positive and negative aspects. The Earth without Water to moisten it, without Fire to warm it, and without Air to surround it, would be a lifeless planet. The elements work in harmony, even though at times their contrary aspects may seem in conflict with each other, to create and to sustain life.

Cachet

"Cachet"

Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass
Don Ian Dickson

Created for the ONXY Bar, Park Hyatt Zürich, “Cachet” is a sound sculpture featuring an elegant rising spiral.

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"By Definition"

Stainless steel, Brass, Copper,Steel
Don Ian Dickson

Located at the Science and Engineering Building at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, "By Definition" was installed in April, 2004. Chosen as one of four finalists from 80 applicants, the team presented their concept in mid-May of 2003. The winning concept is a 21 foot tall triangular column incorporating abstracted formulas, symbols and organic elements from the chemistry and physics disciplines combined with engineering components such as electrical schematics, pulleys, stress failures, roads and bridges. Inlaid into concrete are names of scientists and engineers as well as a separate, raised definition of engineering

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"Dancing Embers"
Stainless Steel and Copper
Don Ian Dickson

Created at the EMAAR International Art Symposium on-site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9 – 23, 2004.
This piece was inspired by a concept of a desert traveler’s fire, the night breeze stirring the glowing embers
into the air making them dance, and music carried on the wind.

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"Sound Vessel: Forest"
Don Ian Dickson 

Installed in August,2003 "Sound Vessel: Forest" was added to the existing trail in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. Created from cor-ten steel panels patterned with trees and leaves, the vessel contains a sound component. Trees, solid yet pliant are part of our horizons and landscapes. Like a tree that is still, yet filled with life, the vessel holds sounds and like a tree, is animated and given voice by the wind.

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"Tranquil Rejuvenation"
Don Ian Dickson

Installed in July 2003, "Tranquil Rejuvenation is located in the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivor Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia garden is one of several located across the United States spearheaded and generously supported by the Bloch Family. Says Dickson, "the soothing meditative musical tones produced by the sculpture are very appropriate for this place of healing".

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"Syrinx’s Harp"

Stainless steel, Brass

Don Ian Dickson

Commissioned by City of Brampton

 

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"Narrow Passage, Ageless Song"

Commissioned by Town of Osoyoos
as part of the Okanagan Thompson International Sculpture Symposium
Don Ian Dickson

"Narrow Passage, Ageless Song"  was created by Don Ian Dickson  and was influenced by the geography and history of Osoyoos, British Columbia.  The sound sculpture’s overall shape resembles the nearby mountains, the stainless steel uprights capture the essence of Osoyoos which means the narrowing of the lake, the adjoining pieces are distant mountain silhouettes and bridge the two sides of the narrows together while the annual lunar cycle of 13 moons around the base incorporates Osoyoos Indian Band text for their seasons.

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“Full Sail”

Stainless steel, Brass, Copper

Don Ian Dickson

Located in the Courtyard of the 5th District Court of Appeals, Daytona Beach, Florida. It was installed December 1, 2001. Winner from four finalists,

Florida Art in State Buildings Program Competition JB 9003/7000

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“Wavelengths”

Steel, Stainless steel, Brass, Copper

Don Ian Dickson

Located in the  Radio Reading Lounge, Weimer Hall Addition, WUFT TV/FM at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  Installed September 11, 2002 . Winner from 5 finalists.Florida Art in State Buildings Program Competition

 

 

dicksonFirst Class

“First class, thank you”

Steel, Stainless steel, Brass, Copper

Don Ian Dickson

Commission by Frank Coppa overseen by City of Mississauga Commemorating Frank McKechnie

Located at the Frank McKechnie Community Centre, Mississauga, Ontario Installed June 21, 2000.