"River riders" sculpture by Ann Roberts
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of a model of the sculpture "River riders" by Ann Roberts, local artist and faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University. Roberts was commissioned to produce the sculpture for permanent display in the University quadrangle.
Notes
The sculpture "River riders" by Ann Roberts was unveiled in the Wilfrid Laurier University quadrangle on November 1, 1991. The commissioned piece features a man, a woman, and a parrot in a canoe. The sculpture depicts the river of life - the parrot represents the heavens above, and the rocks on which the canoe is poised suggest the earth below. The sculpture is 3.3 meters tall and 2.4 meters wide. The figures are cast in bronze, and the rocks in cement.

Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It began in 1911 as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. In 1924 Waterloo College was established, providing courses in post-secondary education. In 1960 Waterloo College became Waterloo Lutheran University, and in 1973 changed its name to Wilfrid Laurier University.
Date of Original
1991
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 12cm
Image Height: 17.1cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_723.3
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 Disc19
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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"River riders" sculpture by Ann Roberts


Black and white photograph of a model of the sculpture "River riders" by Ann Roberts, local artist and faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University. Roberts was commissioned to produce the sculpture for permanent display in the University quadrangle.