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This steel and bronze fountain is a second piece in the Macdonald Block complex by Gerald Gladstone. The artist produced what he called a “a completely Ontario contribution to the art”, as the bronze for the figures was cast in Georgetown, Ontario rather than in the United States.

As Gladstone explained, “...the three figures are eight and a half feel high, each weighing about 1,200 pounds (540 kilograms). In their water sculpture setting, a spray two to three feet high cascades a waving curtain of water around and upon them. In winter, the water provides a dramatic ice-glazed effect of the statues, enhanced by 32 blue and amber lights at night. The water is heated to control the formation of ice. Two sizes of jets are used, one each for winter and summer. A wind control system regulates the water on windy days.

Photo: The Three Graces, 1972 (detail)

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The Three Graces, 1972 (detail)
Gerald Gladstone, O.S.A., R.C.A. (1929 - 2005)
Cast bronze and steel
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619768

The Three Graces, 1971 - Gerald Gladstone

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The Three Graces, 1972
Gerald Gladstone, O.S.A., R.C.A. (1929 - 2005)
Cast bronze and steel
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619768

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