The Nest, Donald Lipski, 2018
SERVICES PROVIDED: Design coordination, Materials research, Budget management, Engineering coordination and oversight, Fabricator bid process, Fabrication oversight, Lighting design development, Shipping, Installation services, Scheduling, Project close-out.
For Calgary’s spectacular new 330,000 sq. ft. Seton Recreational Facility, Donald Lipski created a nine foot diameter acrylic “nest” with three flocks of life-sized hawks, owls and herons flying to it, each bringing a new branch for the nest. The nest was built in Denver, CO and the birds were brilliantly sculpted by Christopher Collins in Pennsylvania. Donald Lipski, was inspired by the site as a place of nurture, growth, meeting and discovery. The Nest is a symbol of community, in Lipski’s words, “I believe this artwork reflects the vision of connectivity for the regional facilities for all ages and abilities. The Nest, in a beautiful and poetic way, will reflect The City’s values of inclusion, equitability and accessibility, diversity, adaptability and responsiveness, innovation, community vitality and stewardship. It celebrates who you are and your role in the community.”