Palladium Park Bench Series, Beaver
Mary Catherine Newcomb, 2011
Part of the Palladium Park public art bench series. A series of 6 artist-designed benches installed in Palladium Park in the Alton neighbourhood (area bound by Walkers Line, Highway 407. Appleby Line and Dundas Street). Newcombʼs playful designs incorporate animals that were originally indigenous to the Burlington area (fox, hare and beaver). Thinking of the park as a sort of urban natural (human) refuge and playground inspired these designs.
Mary Catherine Newcomb is a sculptor who works in a variety of media. Her work has been exhibited internationally, extensively reviewed, and received many grants and awards. Her work is regularly shown at Loop Gallery in Toronto and she has completed several public commissions.
For more information about the City of Burlington's Public Art program, visit www.burlingtonpublicart.com