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U009.4.1
Artist / Maker : Hamill, Roy J.
Title : Flower Bell Shelter
Date (Execution) : c. 1980-1990
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Canadian
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : composite steel with wood and metal base
Support / Technique :
Object Type : outdoor sculpture
Visual Description : Red bell sculpture on wood and steel base, metal overhang sloped roof. Bell is lotus flower shape, painted red.
Accession # : U009.4.1
Width (cm) : 366.00
Height (cm) : 274.00
Depth (cm) : 259.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Ruth and Dick Marshall
Artist Statement : This large scale outdoor bell sculpture was part of a group of 10 "sounders" by Roy Hamill. Begun in his Calgary studio in 1980, the "Circular Transformation Project" consists of a body of work inspired by R. Murray Shafer's words in "The Turning of the Universe." Hamill describes the concept, "What could be more basic than earth, fire, water, north, south, east or west?" These large composite steel pieces include components such as gongs and bells.