A burnt wood spherical sculpture has arrived on the shores of Lake Ontario

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.

 

Calgary-based artists Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, have worked together to create a large burnt wood sculpture, named ‘In the Belly of a Bear’.

 

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


The sculpture is one of the winners of the Winter Stations Design Competition that challenges architects, designers, and artists from around the world to re-imagine the Lifeguard towers on the beach of Lake Ontario, near Toronto, Canada.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


Climbing up inside the 15ft in diameter wooden sculpture, you arrive on a platform, large enough for a group of people.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


On the inside of the dome, there is a sitting space lined in thick warm fur.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


Looking up, the ceiling has been covered in faux fur coats.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


The window provides a view to the sky outside.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


The sculpture can be viewed until the 18th of March, 2016, and if you can’t make it, here is a glimpse of how the sculpture was made.

'In the Belly of a Bear', a sculpture by Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.


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