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Oil Workers Statue "Running In"

  • The Running In statue, by Robin Bell, located in West Edmonton Mall.
    The Running In statue, by Robin Bell, located in West Edmonton Mall.

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  • Another view of the Running In statue, by Robin Bell, located in West Edmonton Mall.
    Another view of the Running In statue, by Robin Bell, located in West Edmonton Mall.

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  • The Running In statue was originally placed on ground level allowing it to be interactively touched, however it now is in the center of a risen platform.
    The Running In statue was originally placed on ground level allowing it to be interactively touched, however it now is in the center of a risen platform.

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  • The Running In statue, as it was originally displayed in the mall.
    The Running In statue, as it was originally displayed in the mall.

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The “Running In” statue, a bronze representation of three oil workers, has been present in West Edmonton Mall since its Phase Two expansion in 1983.

The sculpture is by Robin Bell [ website ], who in fact was familiar with the subject matter. According to his comments on the statue, he in fact worked in the Alberta oil sector to help fund a trip to Italy (which he wanted to take for purposes relating to his art).

The sculpture has three stages of man, with the eldest in dress which would be common when Oil was first struck in Alberta. All three have different and unique surface qualities.

The sculpture currently resides just outside of the Phase Two food court, between Galaxyland and Phase One.

 


Oil Workers Statue "Running In"

Currently Active: Yes
Opening Year: 1983
Year Closed: Unknown

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