Public Art Downtown
Red Deer Line
|Site Location||52 Avenue and 48 Street|
Red Deer Line is based on the simple shapes available to your average train traveller who might have arrived in Red Deer in the early 1900s. It takes the form of a constructed contemporary sculpture and is very much born of the tradition of abstract sculpture. The autonomous identity which abstract sculpture is supposed to create is carefully considered lengths and visual rhythms. Aesthetic concerns are supposed to move us without a narrative or an obvious metaphor, in the way that classical music with no lyrics can become sublime. The sculpture of the genre is supposed to remind us of little but itself.