Acquired in 1980
This work was donated by the artist to inaugurate the Sculpture Walk. It is a 16 ft high welded steel sculpture, made to swing freely in the wind. At the time a contest was held to come up with a title and story for this sculpture. A local resident won the contest with a story about an ancient Roman senator, Nutum, who was whisked away from a debate by a time warp and deposited before the town library, forever to nod in agreement "no matter how the political wind blows." Despite this story, visitors have a whole range of ideas as to what this abstract piece is representing.
Ron Baird was born in 1940, graduated from the Ontario College of Art, and has created numerous public sculptures throughout North America.