Canadian Artist Nathan Scott’s latest public commission: the two John Hamilton Grays
These two Mr. Grays were a part of the preliminary talks that eventually led to the Confederation of Canada.
Victoria, BC, Nov. 20, 2013 - Canadian figurative sculptor Nathan Scott, was awarded a sculptural proposal by the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation.
The sculpture will be comprised of John Hamilton Gray of Prince Edward Island conversing with John Hamilton Gray of New Brunswick. The two Mr. Grays will be sculpted as they take a break from the conference and are found speaking outside of the hotel, leaning over a barrel and some creates. The sculpture is set to be unveiled in September 2014.
Crafting the sculpture in bronze will be done completely at Nathan Scott’s very own foundry and studio, based on the Peninsula of Vancouver Island.
Nathan's most well-know pieces are of Terry Fox (Mile 0) in Victoria, BC, 'The Homecoming,' which is a sculpture commemorating the 100th Anniversary for the Canadian Navy and displayed downtown Victoria, and the bench people in Sidney, BC. "Sculpting for the public is one of the most satisfying parts of my business,” says Scott, and explains “I get to
see how people react and interact with the piece.”
Charlottetown’s reputation as the birthplace of Confederation is rooted in the Charlottetown Conference of 1864. Delegates from the Maritime colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, originally meeting to discuss Maritime
Union, were joined by representatives from the recently formed Province of Canada. These ‘Canadians’ hoped to raise the larger subject of a union between all of the British North American colonies. Although no formal record exists of the dialogue between the delegates and the meeting’s proceedings, their conversations at this conference did acknowledge that the idea of a British North American union should be explored in greater depth at a second conference to be held later that year in Quebec City.
About Nathan Scott
Nathan Scott is an internationally recognized figurative bronze sculptor based in Victoria, British Columbia. Nathan resides in Victoria, BC, about 5 minutes away from Butchart Gardens with his wife and 5 young children, a multitude of chickens and a family of pigs on a hobby farm.
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