The Bearing Project

$5,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 25 months
Ildikó Kalapács
on behalf of Bearing Public Sculpture Project 501(c)(3)
The "Bearing" is a bronze sculpture depicting a woman carrying a man holding a military-style rifle and sitting in a basket on her head.  Thought provoking, the sculpture celebrates the strength of the human spirit as it carries the burdens of the physical and emotional aftermath of war.

In a natural setting of Sunset Park in Spokane, Washington, the sculpture will provide a serene enviroment to  veterans,  refugees, and  families to contemplate war.  This site will be designated as a destination site for healing. 

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Internationally known artist Ildikó Kalapács created the small bronze version of the sculpture in 2008 with grant funding from the Puffin Foundation, Inc.  In 2011, the Bearing Sculpture Project was founded in order to seek funding for the construction and the physical placement of the life-size sculpture.  The Bearing Sculpture Project will be free to the public and available to the community and the visitors of Spokane, Washington.  This project is a gift to the community and will not recieve any taxpayer money. 

In May, 2016, The Bearing Sculpture Project received the approval of the location by the Spokane Park Board, and the sculpture will be placed there at the end of 2017.  

The Bearing Sculpture Project has already begun securing funding, but in order to make this project a reality, we will need the support from the community. Please help us with this project.  Additional funding will pay for the bronze casting process, the shipping of the life-sized sculpture, and the physical placement. 

We will be setting up donor parties, fundraisers, and grant writing during this process.  For more information and project updates, please see

Everybody who donates will be thanked publicly on our website, and anybody donating $10,000 or more will have their names added to the plaque that will be placed at the base of the sculpture. 

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The Bearing Public Art Project
1314 S. Grand Blvd. #2
Box 330
Spokane, WA 99202-1174

The Bearing Public Sculpture Project is a 501(c)3 organization.
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$5,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 25 months
Created July 26, 2016
Ildikó Kalapács
on behalf of Bearing Public Sculpture Project 501(c)(3)
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Mary Winkes
7 months ago

Merry Christmas!

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Cathy Harris
13 months ago

Any little bit I can add to this wonderful project!

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