Bronze Art Installed at Animal Shelter

Bronze sculpture by artist Carrie Quade. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report:

A bronze sculpture of a puppy was installed Thursday near the entrance of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road.

A new roof-top sculpture also was installed and both were created by artist Carrie Quade.

“When I first heard about the Animal Shelter project, I decided to visit and see how sculpture might fit in with the building and surrounds. My first impression was … great building, geometric and interesting, however, at first I wasn’t sure this was the shelter building until I saw the signage,” Quade said. “Aha! What we need to do is show people what this building is actually about. Immediately I saw puppies and kittens running loose across the roof with their organic shapes contrasting the very angular building.We also decided to have a dog on the ground alerting you to the escapees. This puppy also invites you to sit down with him to contemplate how to get his friends back.”

The dedication of the new artwork is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the shelter, with the Arts in Public Places Board hosting the event and featured artists in attendance.

Artist Carrie Quade speaks with Chris Bucher of Bucher Construction as he installs her artwork on the rooftop of the Shelter Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chris Bucher of Bucher Construction installed the artwork Thursday at the Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture installed Thursday at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

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