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Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
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Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
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Seed Pod | Public Sculptures by INCIPIO MODO | Prairie Winds Park in Calgary

Seed Pod - Public Sculptures

Featured In Prairie Winds Park, Calgary, Canada

To our surprise, the architects had one major premise in mind – they did not want the sculpture to be seen from anywhere in the park. Neighboring the park is the Baitun Nur Mosque, Canada’s largest mosque complex. The mosque wanted the artwork to be representational of the multicultural community in the area. Likewise, the community members we met with wanted the artwork to bring people together and relate to the many new Canadians in the neighborhood. With this initial menu of parameters, we set to work and decided to explore the concept of a seed pod.
A seed pod carried by the wind lands on the top of the hill of prairie winds park. Nestled into the heart of the hill, the seed will germinate and grow. The pod is sheltering the seed of a native prairie wildflower.
From anywhere in the park, the seed pod is invisible and may only be seen to those who trek to the top of the hill. A gravel path that winds around the hill leads to the pod, and from above, the silhouette of a seed pod and stem are drawn on the hill. The pod is a concrete structure, sunken 75 cm into the earth, that serves as a gathering place where people can meet, sit in contemplation and relax. In its interior sits a bronze seed.

Item Seed Pod
Created by INCIPIO MODO
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Wescover creator since 2019
INCIPIO MODO is an artist collective made up of two sculptors, Danira Miralda and Edward
Beltran. The collective was born in the streets of Mexico City in the heart of the Roma district when, in 2007 the artists were awarded a government grant for a public art project which consisted in adapting a Japanese trolley to use as their sculpture studio for the following three years. The trolley, permanently parked in front of Plaza Luis Cabrera, served as a means to unveil and expose the production of sculpture to the community with the aim of edifying, delighting
and creating awareness among the citizens of such a huge and chaotic city.

A dialogue between the artists and the community was established and art was able to reach even those who would not otherwise venture into a space related to this kind of activity. The outside of the trolley served as a forum for public art and was redesigned by international installation and graffiti artists approximately every 6 to 9 months: Edge and Above, San Francisco, California (2007); Knitta Please, Houston,Texas (2008); Seher &Sam Flores, San Antonio, TX (2009). In this space the artists produced their individual studio work as well as public and private commissions.

Danira Miralda studied sculpture in the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City and spent 4
years as an apprentice in the studio of sculptor Enrique Miralda. Edward Beltran studied sculpture in the Ex Convento de San Agustin, in Salamanca and spent 2 years in a residency- scholarship in the studio of Sculptor, Javier Marin, in Mexico City.