Rowing Sculpture Installed at Trent

Hear The Boat Sing

A detail of Dead Reckoning, a sculpture by Canadian artist David Robinson that depicts a rower in a single scull. The sculpture is installed next to the Trent Athletics Centre at Trent University. Photo: David Robinson Sculpture @robinsonstudiogallery/Instagram.

13 September 2021

By Göran R Buckhorn

HTBS has previously written about statues around the world portraying famous rowers and scullers, and others sculptures depicting a rower more as an ideal athlete showing strength and health.

The latest offering of this kind is Canadian artist David Robinson’s Dead Reckoning, a sculpture installed at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The sculpture was placed next to the Trent Athletics Centre and can be seen by students, faculty, staff, and visitors as well the rowers on the Otonabee River.

In a press release from Trent University, David Robinson said the vessel resembles the needle of a compass, while the rower “represents…

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