Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Objective Memory: Pyramid, Bear, Rocket Man

A polar bear perched on the apex of a pyramid faces a man standing in the half of a sawed-off rocket ship. Sculpted by Catherine Widgery in 1993. Described as, "playfully inviting observers to reflect on the timeless balance between nature and people."
Address:
111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Directions:
From downtown drive north on Hwy 99/King Edward Ave. When you see a park on the right take the ramp on the right, then at the bottom turn right onto Union St. Drive a cross the bridge. You'll see a parking garage entrance on the left; the sculpture is just past it, also on the left, set back in a courtyard. If you reach the next bridge you've drive too far. Unfortunately, no place to park.
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Objective Memory.

Pyramid, Polar Bear, Rocket Man

There are holes and lines cut into pyramid -- not sure if they represent stars?

[Lawrence Lutgendorff, 01/08/2020]

The pinholes and lines are star constellations. The aluminum and cast bronze sculpture is titled "Objective Memory."

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