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Four Directions of Durham

This sculpture, located at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters in Whitby, was unveiled on September 9, 2014 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Regional Municipality of Durham. To view a video of the making of the sculpture, please follow this link.

Four Directions of Durham sculpture

East and West Directions of Durham sculpture

  • The east-facing D has a subdivision and children's park in the foreground depicting the suburban landscapes of Durham.
  • The west-facing D has downtown high rises, a city hall and church showing Durham's urban areas.

North and South Directions of Durham sculpture

  • The north-facing D includes ski hills, hikers and forests celebrating Durham's vast green space.
  • The south-facing D depicts the bluffs and the lakeshore with bike paths and water sports.

These back-to-back D's create the sphere that is the Durham region safely nested in an elegant tree representing strength and renewal for the growing community.

A tree also symbolizes how actions taken at this place, Durham Regional Headquarters, branch out in all directions, encircling and mindful of the entire Region!

The D's are laser cut from 3/16" stainless steel and all the details are laser cut negative and positive spaces to create the images within the sphere.

The tree is made from 1/4" stainless steel welded to a 4" stainless steel post.

Unveiled: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Regional Municipality of Durham
40th Anniversary Celebration

Artist: Mr. Geordie Lishman