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Towering Bear Sculpture Coming To Brown

How cool is this? Still in production, sculptor Nick Bibby’s “Indomitable” — the latest incarnation of Brown’s mascot, the Kodiak bear — is scheduled for installation this fall on the Ittleson Quad at the entrance of the Nelson Fitness Center on Hope Street.

The towering bear, created by renowned wildlife sculptor Nick Bibby, is true to size, measuring 10 feet in height. Anatomical precision and attention to detail give Indomitable a life-like quality. Bibby’s realistic style reflects his appreciation for the natural world. He is known for capturing the natural beauty of animals with sensitivity and respect.

Bibby creates all of his pieces using the labor-intensive lost wax process; the works are produced in very limited editions at the legendary Pangolin Editions Foundry.

How many people will be taking how many pictures in front of this massive creature?

This astounding piece was discovered online at the new “Public Art” website created by the David Winton Bell Gallery. The website features information and images of the permanent and temporary public art works that have activated campus life at Brown University. An interactive map is included to help locate and visit works currently on display.

So big thanks to the Bell Gallery for this excellent resource; and big, big, BIG thanks to Jonathan M. Nelson and H. Anthony Ittleson for making the bear happen. I can not wait to see this. And let’s do lots more Bibby!

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