There's a real art to winning Cup

LAURA CZEKAJ -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:40 PM ET

The Ottawa Senators have their very own Hockey God.

His hockey stick wings spread to the heavens, his shell teeth glow with an other-worldly light, his wooden body is red stained and on his chest is a polished metal 'S.'

The creator of the 2O-foot-high sculpture is hoping his work will bring the Sens the luck they need to win the Stanley Cup this year.

Clare Brennan, 40, creates art using found objects, including bits of wood and metal.

"The logs and the pieces of wood and the wings just seemed to work into this hockey hero," he said. "It's elevating the hockey player to a state of godliness."

Brennan's piece will be on display at the Cube Gallery on Hamilton Ave. North, where curator Don Monet is displaying a few works of art by local artists that honour hockey.

Another Sens-inspired work will be auctioned off over the gallery's website, cubegallery.ca, during the finals with bidding coming to a close the moment the Stanley Cup is won.

The abstract painting has a black background a white box in the bottom and a red box at the top. In the white box is the faint image of a hockey rink.

Alex McMahon, a 17-year-old Nepean High School student, started the piece last year and named it 1903 -- the first year the Ottawa Silber Seven, the original Ottawa Senators, won the Cup.

"It goes to show that you don't have to be a jock or a sports nut to be into the Ottawa Senators. You can be an artist as well."

A portion of the money will go back into the gallery and 10% will go to a charity called Hand Hearts to Heaven, which helps underprivileged families who have children with cancer.


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