Chester (2011-2015)

“Chester” is an outdoor sculpture permanently on display in a park across from the Asper School of Business on the University of Manitoba campus. He is a nine and a half foot tall bug-like alien creature with a glowing head, striped pants and jester boots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'Chester, the Jester, struggles to find his voice. He feels like a bug lost in a swarm of people. He yearns to be an individual, but his head goes round and round, lost in sounds of all these voices in his head... which have lead him to this place that he hates. So he stops. He spoke. Chester's confidence is now evoked. His colours start to show. His head begins to glow. He is now an individual who is not afraid to share his mind.' . . . . . . . . . . . Huge thanks to Gordon Reeve, the University of Manitoba, UMSU, everyone at the Physical Plant, Kathy Pratt, and everyone in the Sculpture Building!

Chester - 9.5" x 7" x 7" - Permanent outdoor sculpture - Painted fiberglass, welded rebar substructure, Light
January 2015
Autumn 2012 - In his infamous 'Chester booth', fully painted
Summer 2012 - Sanding and painting
May 2012 - Sending off to get fiberglassed (Big thanks to Chris Pancoe!)
Spring 2012 - Finishing up of the modelling, getting ready for a fiberglass coating
Fall 2011 - Welding the rebar substructure
Summer 2011 - The bulb head is fiberglassed
Spring 2011 - Mock-up and models of Chester for the CPAM competition