William Dennisuk
2010-2011; Iron, Bronze, Stone, Stainless Steel, Rubber;
Gone; Formerly in the Reflecting Pool on North Campus

This sculpture, says William Dennisuk, “raises subtle questions about our interaction with the watery world; how we contain it, divide it, and structure it for our own purposes. I am interested in how we impose, or overlay, our man-made order on the natural order . . . I am [also trying] to link the image of the Vessel with our long history of association with water. The form of vessels is both ancient and contemporary and rich in symbolic and archetypal implication; perhaps one of our most fundamental archetypes, and thus one of our most self-referential. The form is suggestive of container and contained; transformer and transformed, implying a dual role, a dual potential, a reciprocal relationship. In a broader sense, this project is an attempt to see how disciplines such as art and design, science and engineering, architecture and landscape architecture, poetry and the performing arts might together work toward providing a new synthesis in how we approach our public spaces.”

A temporary installation, the artwork was located in the Reflecting Pool from 2010-2011.