Union 6, 1978
Bronze, 124 x 127 x 170 cemtimetres
In Watson's fluid sculpture, the viewer is presented with evolving forms. Rather than hold a static or concrete certainty, each piece seems to be in motion, growing through various stages of organic development.
Union Six captures a momentary pause in this growth. The viewer is invited to walk around the sculpture, to study it from all sides and then enter into an individual interpretive relationship with the piece. Perhaps it's like watching the clouds: you search for imaginary shapes that only hold for a second before they shift and change into something else. There are no right or wrong answers in this investigation. Rather than put any limitations on the viewer, Watson places all his emphasis on the work itself. "You do these things and then let them speak for themselves," he says.
About Bruce Watson
Bruce Watson was born in 1925 on a sugar plantation in British Guiana (now Guyana). He came to Canada in 1957 and entered The Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1961. He has exhibited across Canada with many shows in Montreal and Toronto, including several one-man shows at the Albert White Gallery. His work has been recognized and supported by the Canada Council and has been featured in the public collections of the Canadian Department of External Affairs and The City of Toronto Sculpture Garden. Watson's sculpture also appears in many other private and corporate collections across North America and around the world.