Rhapsody dolphin fountain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team bcjewel
N 49° 53.611 W 119° 29.795
11U E 320691 N 5529780
Quick Description: Monumental fiberglass dolphins play in a large fountain.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 4/21/2009 9:49:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM68B9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 13

Long Description:
Robert Dow Reid (1993)

Waterfront Park Plaza, N end of Water St

The Work
Monumental fiberglass dolphins play in a large fountain. This sculpture and plaza was a joint project between the developer of the Grand Okanagan Hotel and the City.

The Artist
Robert Dow Reid was born in Scotland and has always drawn inspiration from the sea and aquatic life. His grandfather was a sea captain, and the artist himself traveled the seas on whaling vessels in the 1940s and 1950s.

He met his wife, Isobel in 1956, and they immigrated to Canada in 1958. The artist and his family have lived in Kelowna since 1964.

Reid has created two iconic, large-scale works in Kelowna: the well-known 'Spirit of Sail' at the foot of Bernard Avenue in Kelowna, and 'Rhapsody' in the fountain at the Waterfront Park Plaza. He has also completed other large scale sculptural installations in Vancouver, Surrey, Regina and Kasugai, Japan.

Reid also works on a much smaller scale in rare and luxurious materials such as antique ivory, teak and honey onyx. His creations are in collections worldwide, including those of Queen Elizabeth II and King Hussein of Jordan.
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