NSG Public Art placement 7
"Rites of Spring" by Kent Ullberg and the National Sculptors' Guild a 13.5 foot tall, polished stainless steel monument on stone, commissioned by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO. Installation - May 1994
With a title paying tribute to Igor Stravinsky’s “Le sacre du printemps” (The Rite of Spring), Kent Ullberg’s stainless steel work features a majestic pair of whooping cranes. Ullberg lives on Padre Island in Texas, a winter home of the cranes, and says of his work and inspiration, “It’s an unforgettable experience to see their dance on a misty spring morning before their flight to their nesting grounds in Canada.”
A native of Sweden and a leader in the field of wildlife sculpture, Ullberg is active in conservation efforts and his work is included in collections throughout the world.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs. click here for a list of our over 500 large-scale placements.