“Companion” sculpture by the late Bernard Hosey

“Companion” sculpture by the late Bernard Hosey

A sculpture by the late Bernard Hosey, renowned Methow Valley metal artist, will be installed at the University Village shopping center in Seattle.

“Companion” (2007), a formed and fabricated sculpture, will be visible from University Village’s newly re-landscaped southwest entrance. The 3,000-pound piece from Hosey’s “The Spheres” series will be dedicated on Aug. 23 at 3 p.m., in a special ceremony commemorating the artist, according to a University Village press release.

“Companion” is an 8-foot welded sphere inset with a smaller 3-foot sphere.

“It means a lot to me to have placed one of Bernard’s spheres in such a vibrant public place one year after his death,” said Hosey’s wife, Christiana Heinemann. “A lot of people, including Bernard’s son Isak Patrick and daughter Brandi, will be able to visit the sculpture and connect with his inspiring energy.”

Hosey began working on “The Spheres” series in 2003, which now totals about 80 individual sculptures ranging in size from 1.5 to12 feet in diameter. He died in August 2012.