Additional support provided by Jonathan M. Nelson and H. Anthony Ittleson
Installed on the Ittleson Quadrangle, near the Nelson Fitness Center
Indomitable is the latest incarnation of Brown’s mascot, the Kodiak bear. Joining the bronze Bruno located on the Main Green, the bear fountain at the Faculty Club, and the stuffed bear in the lobby of Meehan Auditorium, Indomitable takes his place at the entrance of the Nelson Fitness Center and Ittleson Quad as part of the renovation designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with landscape design by Todd Rader and Amy Crews. The towering bear, created by renowned wildlife sculptor Nick Bibby, is true to size, measuring 10 feet in height. Anatomical precision and attention to detail give Indomitable a life-like quality. Bibby’s realistic style reflects his appreciation for the natural world. He is known for capturing the natural beauty of animals with sensitivity and respect.
Bibby’s penchant for creating hyper-realistic animal sculptures does not limit the scope of his work. His skill has made him a global success, drawing attention of collectors and other notable artists, such as Damien Hirst. Bibby creates all of his pieces using the labor-intensive Lost Wax Process that has changed little since its inception thousands of years ago. It is a time-honored medium that reflects his commitment to artistry and technique. His work is produced in very limited editions at the legendary Pangolin Editions Foundry.
Additional images of Indomitiable in production can be viewed here.