stop Installation Crown, 2019 A large hollow tree truck fashioned in the form of a jeweled crown. Made from hammered copper sealed with lacquer. The jewels are objects embedded in colored resin. 8’ x 6’ x 7’. Crown is a work about power and permanence. As a toppled crown, monumental in size, it symbolizes the trappings of power, the rise and fall of power and the fiction that is dominion. Crown is meant to be hollow, a shell, a visage, echoing the lines from Shelly's poem, "Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!" Nothing beside remains. The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Prince Edward Island department of Culture. This installation sponsored by
Kings Arms Commons, Wolfville and Kings Arms Pub, Kentville
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Directions 1. Hwy 101 exit 10
2. West towards Wolfville
3. Corner of Main and Elm in Clock Park, Wolfville GPS 45.091391, -64.364363 Artist Gerald Beaulieu Gerald Beaulieu was born in Welland, Ontario in 1964. He studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, graduating in 1987. Soon after he moved to Prince Edward Island where he now works and lives. He is primarily a sculptor and installation artist. Material handling and the physicality of nature are central to his work. He has received numerous Canada Council for the Arts awards and a number of national awards for his work and has had over 70 solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the US, and Europe. His work is in numerous public collections including the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. As a volunteer arts advocate he has negotiated voluntary tariffs and collective agreements, presented at numerous conferences, nominated Governor General award winners and successfully defended artists rights all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.