TED FULLERTON COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF WATERLOO
Ted Fullerton recently completed a large scale, bronze commission for the City of Waterloo. Titled Nuts, the playful installation highlights connectivity and community in a shared public space.
Using the harvest table--a symbol of gathering--as the basis for the sculpture, Fullerton connects the environment and the community it serves. A squirrel and acorn are positioned on each of two tables, symbolically referencing the importance of nature, connectivity, and preparedness. Fullerton says of his commission:
"Nuts [is] intended to align and create a connection between the site environment and the community it serves emphasizing a spirit of optimism while symbolically referencing the importance of nature and our direct association with it in “connectivity” and preparedness. Its conceptual foundation and humanist aesthetic is intended to reinforce the significance of this being a place for community functional “gatherings” and sharing while playing off the sculptural component of the nut and squirrel as a visual pun."