Another facet of artwork frequently seen in our urban environment is the sculpture. During my travels through various cities I have captured a few of these pieces and compiled them here. Like my other urban photo project pages, this sculptures page is a continual work in progress.
"Red Deer Line"
52 Avenue & 48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. Based on shapes and concepts present when train travelers first arrived in Red Deer in the early 1900s, "Red Deer Line" incorporates both contemporary and abstract elements.
By Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando. 49 Avenue and 48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. The larger-than-life whimsically crafted brick rabbit is adorned with dark glass mosaic eyes and a black glass mosaic nose.
"End Of The Line: Red Deer Elevator Row"
4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, Alberta. Art and history combine to pay tribute to the importance of grain elevators in Red Deer's rich agricultural roots. Made of painted steel and composite materials, the elevator silhouettes and winding seating area speak of the rail lines that carried local grain to outside markets.
By Eldon Neufeld. Red Deer Recreation Centre, 4501 47A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta. A brother helps his younger sister climb onto a granite boulder. In this 1940's scene, the girl wears a leg brace, the result of polio.
By Tom Otterness (2007). Outside 18 Yonge Street.
"Between The Eyes"
By Richard Deacon (1990). Located at Yonge Street and Queens Quay, Toronto.
Outside 10 Bay Street
On the corner of Queen's Quay & Bay Street
20 Bay Street
At the corner of Harbour Street & Bay Street
By Mark Di Suvero (1967, restored 2012). In Corktown Common (Canary District).
"Garden Of Future Follies"
By Hadley+Maxwell. Front Street East & Bayview Avenue (Canary District)
"The Water Guardians"
By Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins, on Front Street East in Canary District
Untitled (Toronto Lamp Posts)
By Tadashi Kawamata, on Front Street East in Canary District
By Dennis Oppenheim (2009), Distillery District
King Street East, Toronto
"Two Children of Toronto"
By Ken Lum (2013). In a passageway west of Bay Street, south of Dundas Street West, Toronto
Queen's Park, Toronto
By George Boileau (1990), 71 Simcoe Street, Toronto
"Moose In The City"
What Torontonian could ever forget "Mel's Moose", as they were once called? "Moose In The City" was a year 2000 project by the City of Toronto in which 326 life-sized moose sculptures were placed throughout the city and decorated by local artists. You don't see many of the moose around any more but I spotted this one in front of the medical building at 20 Wynford Drive (corner of Gervais Drive).
Marian Year Statue
Outside St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond Street, Toronto
"Space Composition for Trinity Square"
By Haydn Llewellyn Davies. Located at the south-west corner of Trinity Square, on the west side of the Eaton Centre, Toronto.
St. Paul's Bloor Street
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me", Matthew 25:35. 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto.