"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.