LAUREL CREEK – NATALIE MCHAFFIE
This wood and steel sculpture serves as a continuation of Laurel Creek as it flows underneath uptown. The piece is a constant reminder of nature mixing with urbanity and of our ever import- ant water sources. It is best enjoyed with a stroll along the exposed section of the creek as it trails away from uptown towards Moses Springer Park, and beyond.
THE TREE OF LIFE – ERNEST DAETWYLER
This sculpture is made up of a tree which has its branches grow out and back into its roots, forming an organic sphere. Located in the Sunnyside Cam- pus at 247 Franklin St. N. it represents the surrounding ageing populations’ wisdom and maturity, as well as con- tinuous human life cycle.
JOHN LABATT BARLEY FIELD – JANE BUYERS
This cluster of 61 steel stalks in the small greenspace at Norman and Park Streets, serves as a reminder of the region’s rich agricultural past and the former breweries that once dominated the south east quarter of uptown Wa- terloo. This constant reminder is even more important than ever as The Brick Brewery departs its King St. location leaving this once booming brew hub without an alcohol producer.
PEDESTRIAN – TED FULLERTON
Comprised of seven life-sized, bronze, human statues placed on and around the exterior of the Charles and Benton parking garage, this piece gives a nod to the human scaled focus of Down- town Kitchener. The main feature are the three figures defying gravity by “walking” down the walls of the garage. Pedestrian is best viewed at night from the opposite corner of the intersection or from right below the wall walkers.