Spire Stela

Working with Peter Powning, as he gathered material for the Spire Stelae sculptures at the Cranbrooke Village condominium, has been a pleasure. It is clear, from both the concept of the artwork and from Peter’s interaction with all the people involved, that he is enthusiastic about involving the community in creating the “cultural mulch” for the bronze reliefs which clad these sculptures. Every person, who contributed artifacts for the castings, was treated by Peter with respect and attention. He not only worked to capture the best images of the objects people brought, but also took a genuine interest and delight in the reasons why each item had been chosen. In addition, he discussed, with many contributors, the best way to capture the image for the casting and was always willing to patiently explain the steps in the process to any who were interested.