Morning Flight - Gerald Gladstone
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Morning Flight - Gerald Gladstone

Artist: Gerald Gladstone
Plate steel
19'6" high

Gerald Gladstone's geometric sculpture presents a striking model of interdependence. In Morning Flight we are presented with a complex balancing act.

Each element retains an individual shape and character while remaining inseparably linked with a larger, more complicated surrounding environment. The work simultaneously praises and humbles as it illustrates that humanity is a small, but absolutely necessary part of this universal shape. Gladstone's art represents fascination with the idea of infinite natural order.


About Gerald Gladstone

He was born in 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. In the early years of his education he worked in commercial advertising, eventually reaching the position of art director with McLaren Advertising.

In 1959, with the assistance of several major Canadian grant awards, Gladstone left the business world in order to "advertise the spirit" in the world of fine art. He was resident sculptor at the Royal College of Art in London, England. While he was there, he met Henry Moore who became his mentor and friend. Gladstone's work has been exhibited in major galleries across North America and Europe.

Some of his noteworthy commissions include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Compton, California and three major works for Expo '67 in Montreal. He has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto and has been called upon to judge other sculpture under commission for private corporations and organizations.

Gerald Gladstone passed away on March 7th, 2005 in Toronto. He was 76.​

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