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Inukshuk

Artist:
Vic Hurford
Year: 2010
Type: 
  • Sculpture
Medium(s): 
  • Stone
Status: In Place

Description

This is a sculpture of an inukshuk, with large stone blocks balanced atop one another in the shape of a figure.

Artist Statement

According to the artist’s son, John Hurford, this Inukshuk begins with its creation in the years leading up to the 2010 Olympics in Canada (back in 2007/2008): Inspired by a request from my father’s beloved wife, the artist Victor Hurford crafted this Inukshuk as an art piece for our family home. Together, she and Victor embarked on a quest to procure stones of considerable size, selecting each one. This labor of love brought the Inukshuk to life, with a unique blend of artistry and symbolism. Tragically, the couple’s passing led to the sale of their home, accompanied by the relocation of the precious Inukshuk to the hands of another family. However, the passage of time took its toll, and the new homeowners’ children inadvertently caused damage to this work of art. Compassionate residents rallied together to restore the Inukshuk. The new homeowners reached out to me, now the steward of my father’s legacy, extending an invitation for me to reclaim the Inukshuk. Together with a dedicated team, we carefully lifted the Inukshuk using a crane and transported it to the abode of a fellow neighbor, Bill Fairhurst, just a few doors down. It was there that we mended the fractures and breathed new life into the monument. I showcased the Inukshuk at the Logger Sports event in the summer of 2017. It remains there, serving as a symbol of resilience, unity, and the remarkable journey it has undertaken throughout the years.”

Location

Address:
39701, Loggers Lane, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0H3, Canada.

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