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Jaume Plensa

Wonderland

2012

Jaume Plensa is one of the world's foremost sculptors working in the public space, with over 30 projects spanning the globe in such cities as Chicago, Dubai, London, Liverpool, Nice, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Wonderland is a 12-metre-tall bent-wire portrait of a young girl's head is the key feature of the plaza area located at the foot of THE BOW, Encana's Calgary head office.

Large heads have become a Plensa trademark, as has using see-through materials like mesh.

Wonderland offers large portals in either side of the neck, letting visitors enter the sculpture to experience the interior of the sculpture.


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Jaume Plensa

Alberta's Dream

2012

Alberta's Dream is an intimate sculpture; it is a self-portrait cast of Plensa hugging a real tree.  

The bronze sculpture is covered with the names of numerous Alberta communities with Edmonton being across the chest and Calgary across the back.