26. Heart of the Beast by D.H., 2011
The sculpture created by anonymous artist D.H., in 2011, was dedicated to the people of Calgary as a "lasting monument to the suffering of all humankind and to our unceasing desire to overcome." The premise of the sculpture is without a doubt daunting, but the grand statement calling for a healed and unified humankind is not out of step within the context of the Occupy movement. The swirling abstract sculpture was the final vestige of the Occupy Calgary encampment that had rooted itself in the plaza for 55 days in late 2011. And while the sculpture was easy to removal, the effects of Occupy in Calgary were not carted away so easily.