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Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition

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Brett Davis


Athena was known in ancient Greece as the Goddess of Wisdom and War. She was beautiful, courageous, inspirational and known for being the protector of the city. Using all her accolades, I created Athena as a guardian of nature, one that can over see all aspects of her surrounding environmental conditions. Although she is in a fragmented state, this bronze sculpture illustrates the hardships of changes to the natural world that have occurred over time through pollution, global warming and the depletion of forests and marsh lands. Her textural appearance and color of patina, harmonize with the landscaping elements. Athena is also a symbol of strength, surviving the millennium of change, forever watching over and protecting nature

Brett Davis

Brett Davis was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1957. He graduated with honors from Toronto’s Central Technical School Special Fine Art Program in 1981 where he majored in sculpture, and won The K.A.Griffith Award and The Peter Haworth Award for Meritorious Achievement, and is a member of The Sculptors Society of Canada.


He works in all facets of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from welding, fabrication, chasing and fountain design. Brett has also studied ancient and historical patinas for more than 25 years, while practicing in the art of chemical patination, which has gained him a notable reputation as a Patina Specialist in Metal Conservation.


With over 25 years of experience, he specializes in the design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of custom and commissioned bronze works designed specifically for interior and exterior environments. He has worked with many prominent landscaping and architectural firms integrating bronze sculptures and fountains into their unique designs and has won many public art competitions in Ontario, Canada.


Brett’s travels abroad have also earned him an international reputation as a bronze artist, participating in many invitational international exhibitions and symposiums, and has numerous private and public works in Asia, United Kingdom, USA and Canada.

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest has hosted two of Davis's pieces thus far: "Guardians of the Forest" in our permanent collection and "Athena" in the 2021 downtown exhibit.

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