Over 500 community volunteers helped to carve this 50-foot log to create a new entrance sign for William Griffin Park. With grooves running like streams down the length of the sculpture, Mosquito Creek evoked the park's original place name and its most prominent natural feature. A stylized heron sat perched on top welcoming visitors to the centre. The work was created in 2002 and removed in 2015.
Height 25', carved cedar log.
About the Artist:
Eric Neighbour attended the Central School of Fine Art and studied engineering at Brown College in Toronto. He has been teaching adults and children since 1982 and has taught numerous workshops in high schools and at community centres. His sculptural works involve other people in the process of carving and building.
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