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Public Art

Photo: Spirit of Energy

Spirit of Energy

Karen Crain
Materials: Bronze

Artist Statement:

Spirit of Energy by Karen Crain of Colorado is a strong female figure representing three natural renewable energy sources. She holds the sun high above her head, the wind blows her hair and garment behind her, and water pours from her extended hand. She stands on a globe, as all humanity does, underlining man’s responsibility to use the earth’s natural resources ethically. Karen’s inspirations come from many different sources- from song lyrics, day to day observations or a inner thought that needs to be expressed. She states, “Everyday we all experience a complex mix of emotions and I try to bring these out in my work by telling a story that is unique to each viewer.”

Spirit of Energy was purchased by the North Mankato Port Authority and donated to the City of North Mankato.

Location: Belgrade Avenue at Cross Street, North Mankato