Curious?

This bronze plaque is mounted to the sidewalk right where the bear is looking.

Description

powder coated aluminum
completed 2021
7'H x 10'W x 6'D

A grizzly bear seems to be prying up the corner of its pedestal to see what’s underneath. What’s there is a plaque that reads, “Curious?” Passersby who are themselves curious enough to go see what the bear is looking at will be drawn into the story.

The piece is located outside a new apartment building in a neighborhood of newcomers to the city, state, and country. It’s meant to encourage people to investigate their surroundings and engage with the community.

The apartment building is located on the Bear Creek Trail, not far from Bear Creek.

This method of constructing a sculpture from bent aluminum plates is a great way to make something visually massive that is actually quite lightweight. The bear is extremely strong but weighs only 650 lbs.