Pysanka (Easter Egg)
Designer: Ronald Resch (Univeristy of Utah)
When Built: 1975
1975 was the Centennial of the RCMP in Alberta.
Constructed from over 3500 pieces of aluminum. The highly complex design features 524 star patterns, 1,108 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts and 177 internal struts. The pysanka leans at a 30º angle and turns in the wind like a weather vane (as shown in the two photos above, each taken from the same side).
Check out William Chow's detailed Vegreville Egg tribute page: http://www.geocities.com/williamwchow/egg/e-egg.htm .
That is Ann Petrinic under the egg in the first picture.
Yet another photo of the egg, this time a winter picture from Vlatka Tustonic:
There is another statue in this park, that of an
It can be seen in this picture:
Information Source: Here and There
Pictures Sources: DMY and Vlatka Tustonic