Mountain Camp - Susan Detwiler (2008)
Found at the corner of Banff Avenue and Elk Street, Mountain Camp is a delightful collection of bronze sculptures representing an historic campsite.
A pair of moccasins, a cowboy hat, and saddlebag in life-sized scale and exquisite detail lie on large boulder slabs around a bronze campfire and old coffee-pot.
The camp could have looked just like one that pioneers in the Rockies may have used. It's easy to imagine David Thompson, John Palliser, or Bill Peyto sitting here and warming their feet by the fire, sharing stories with their native guides. The work is designed to attract passers-by to sit among the pieces to rest and chat with each other, just as a cozy campsite would.