A Portrait of My Grandfather

A Portrait of My Grandfather

Location:
Scurfield Hall, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Text author(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Installation year: 
1994
Description: 

The massive sculpture, which hangs from the atrium ceiling of the University of Calgary's Scurfield Hall, is made from 29,064 laser-cut letters "x" in stainless steel. The total number of metallic "x"s represents the number of days that the artist's 79-year-old grandfather was alive.

Text of the artwork: 

X

Text theme: 
Life
Artwork theme: 

Life, death

Dimensions:

Height: 
6.7m
Diameter: 
5.2m
Owner(s): 
University of Calgary
Document(s): 

The story behind Scurfield Hall’s hanging sculpture

NSCAD_University (2008).  The story behind Scurfield Hall’s hanging sculpture. <http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/uofcpublications/oncampus/online/august16-07/awards> August 2007 : NSCAD University