JAMES GABBERT’S newly installed Mother and Baby was dedicated on November 2. It is located in a garden next to the entrance to a new Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital, north of Minneapolis, MN.
James states, “Considering the location the subject matter seemed like a given. I felt my challenge was to do something different with a subject matter that has been done millions of times before. Guided by the idea of putting the baby’s heart in the center of a circle helped me compose something I like to think is distinctive, compelling and site appropriate. I have made a limited edition of 12 of the one third scale model I used in creating this public work. The figures are cast bronze with a stainless steel ring. It is available at Art Uptown. It stands 21 inches tall with an 18 inch diameter ring.”