Scott McKay stands next to his sculpture Tuesady afternoon.
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The new EMS building now has a pulse.
Public art at the Junot Avenue building was installed Tuesday afternoon. Titled Pulse, the nearly 3,000-pound stainless steel sculpture represents the lines from a heartbeat on an electrocardiogram. London, Ont., artist Scott McKay said when he first started thinking about the sculpture, the pulse line immediate came to mind.
“I naturally though about that line,” he said Tuesday standing in front of his work. “Is that heartbeat and that’s what I wanted to capture.”
Superior North EMS chief Norm Gale said the sculpture is exactly what the paramedics were looking for.
“We wanted something that reflected EMS but didn’t memorialize or didn’t glorify the profession,” Gale said.
“We think the artist Scott achieved that.”
“I’m very happy because when you look at it out front. It’s striking and it’s identifiable as related to the medical profession … it’s art, yet relevant and related.”
The whole project, from design to transportation, cost $75,000. Lights will shine on it so it can be viewed at night.
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