With a title paying tribute to Igor Stravinsky’s “Le sacre du printemps” (The Rite of Spring), Kent Ullberg’s stainless steel work features a majestic pair of whooping cranes. Ullberg lives on Padre Island in Texas, a winter home of the cranes, and says of his work and inspiration, “It’s an unforgettable experience to see their dance on a misty spring morning before their flight to their nesting grounds in Canada.”
A native of Sweden and a leader in the field of wildlife sculpture, Ullberg is active in conservation efforts and his work is included in collections throughout the world. This piece is currently on loan from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Date created: 1993
Colorado Springs, 80903