Claim Post, 2011
Painted steel, 305 x 270 x 80 centimetres
London sculptor Scott McKay has staked his claim in Windsor's riverfront parks with the addition of his 10-foot steel sculpture Claim Post, the 41st sculpture to join the park's collection.
Claim Post was installed in 2012. Designed to attract attention and mark a significant location, it is located at the foot of Oak Street in the Windsor Sculpture Park. According to its creator, "Claim Post marks the potential and proven resources in a vibrant city." It is also a narrative of the sculptor's creative process.
Created from steel, the 7-foot blue pole features flowing yellow, red and orange ribbons representing creative energy, while the post draws on the strength of community.
About Scott McKay
Claim Post was created by the sculptor Scott McKay and donated by Stephen and Kelly Savage. A metal worker by trade, McKay became interested in found art after viewing a sculpture created by Stephen Lewis composed of found pieces welded into a bird. Claim Post was created at Strong Arm Forage, located in Elgin County, Ontario.
For more information on the new sculpture and Scott McKay, please visit www.strongarmforge.com.