Sleep of the Huntress

Sleep of the Huntress


Doug Stephens

Materials: Belmont Rose Granite
Description: Woman sleeping in stone
Location: Haliburton Sculpture Forest; South end of Waterfront Trail
Installation Date: August, 2004

Number on Map: 14


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Artist’s Vision for the Sculpture:

Walking through the forest is, for me, a time of contemplation: of peace and reflection. I see the viewer coming upon a rock, a ruddy rock, fitting for this place but not of this place. It is rough hewn and gnarled. As they approach it becomes evident that they are not alone; that they have happened upon an elegant sleeping woman, lost in the deep world of dreams. She exists in a spiritual realm: out of time and immaterial. All is quiet except for the sounds of the woods. The viewer is held for a moment in silence: hesitant and reflective in the presence of this woman of nature, calmly nestled on her craggy bed.