Public Sculptures by Ted Fullerton seen at Kagawong - Ascend-Transcend
Context & Credits
Item Ascend-Transcend
Created by Ted Fullerton

Starts at $80,000

Item Details
2017 Ascend/TranscendCold Cast, Steel 2.43mL x 1.82mW
(8’L x 6’ W)
Commissioned for the Town of Kagawong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Figure 1: 7.62m (25’)
Figure2: 6.09m (20’)
Figure 3: 5.48m (18’)

Learning From the Past, Imagining a Shared Future: It was a distinct honour to have been asked to create a significant sculpture at the entrance to the town of Kagawong on Manitoulin Island that would reference, Reconciliation. The visual inference of the sculpture is to imagine, inspire and realize the ability to ascend and transcend our relationship from the past to a new future in reconciling humanist ideals. This sculpture indicates that reconciliation is an upward actuality, moving towards a post-colonial reality while inferring and considering the past, present and future – the three cultural communities, the French, the English and the First Nations; including the First Nations (Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawottami) as well as our relationship to earth, air, water as well as body, mind and spirit.

Meet the Creator

Ted Fullerton

Ted Fullerton

Toronto, Canada

My objective with public sculpture installation is to inspire and make relevant through symbolic gesture and image the importance of place within a humanist context of diversity and inclusiveness with an aesthetic that is intriguing, thus provoking thought and consideration while instilling a sense of community pride.”

Ted Fullerton is a Canadian artist who works in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture and has achieved awards in all four media. As a figurative artist his work is symbolic in nature. The conceptual foundation and ideology within his artistic practise is humanist in nature emphasizing the notion of belief, purpose and relationships: being and becoming. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections. Along with his regular studio practice he has been commissioned for a number of public sculpture commissions. He has participated in over 55 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions. He was awarded, Excellence in the Arts by the City of Barrie in 2010, the Georgian College Board of Governors Award of Excellence in 2012 and has been a member of the Royal Canadian Academy since 2009. As an educator, he was professor and head of the Fine Art Program at Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Art from 1978-2013. He has also been active as a curator, where he has focused on artist’s work or collections that have caught his interest.

Fullerton's body of work possesses undercurrents of human emotion and mystery. Many of his explorations have dealt with themes and myths revealing his concern with spiritual and magical worlds. For Fullerton "mythic symbols are entry points to the unconscious." Through these devices he investigates the duality of human nature, the tension between the rational and the illogical, the physical and the spiritual, the intellectual and the intuitive. Whether he is working in oil, printmaking, sculpture or mixed media drawing, in intimate or monumental scale, Fullerton's creative process is spontaneous and gestural with sensuous and bold texture, line and movement.
Mary Reid
Curator, Art Gallery of Winnipeg
(Currently: Director/Curator, Woodstck Gallery, Ontario)

Available for commission/custom work