Toronto Sculpture Garden

I walk past this small park on my way to work every day. It is on the south side of King Street East, number 115 to be exact. Since 1981, there has been a continuous display of contemporary sculpture.

This is the latest.  “Bear Hunt” by Dean Drever.

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According to the artist’s statement these “acid-orange beasts move in unison through a wall”.

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Their “movement signifies change, migration, transition”.

Bear Hunt will be on display until April 1, 2010. Please stop and see it if you are in the neighbourhood.

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20 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Barbara said,

    Those bears are amazingly….psychedelic? Wonder what mushrooms that artist was eating. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    fairegarden said,

    Shockingly bright orange color, is the artist making a comment about hunters, who wear the bright orange gear? Or something else entirely. Public art adds so much to the civilization of human life, how wonderful for them to showcase it and lucky you to get to walk past it every day. 🙂
    Frances

  3. 5

    Joy said,

    Deborah .. I have yet to see a bear of that colour ? LOL .. Actually I am an orange fan anyways so this is right up my ally ?
    I like it .. for some reason it touches a cord some where in me .. and yes ! I think reasonable public art with a common thread (not too convoluted and “out there” ) is a GOOD thing for us to see !
    Joy

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    miss m said,

    Interesting to say the least ! I love the concept. Not sure about the colour, though.

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    Anna said,

    Mmmmm – not quite sure what to say but it’s definitely unique !

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    I quite like it! I am a huge fan of public art. There’s a sculpture downtown here that looks to me like a cross between John A MacDonald (as portrayed on the ten dollar bill) and the snufalufagus. It always make me smile.

    The orange colour is playful. Maybe it’s the mom in me, but these orange bears look like delightful characters from a children’s book doing something a little magical. Nice ivy covered wall, too!

    Overall, very charming.

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    catmint said,

    love it – creative and fun.

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    james said,

    I wouldn’t have known that they are bears until you have mentioned it.
    Its a bit too sharp a colour tone for the enviornment don’t you think?

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    wendy said,

    Love the bears! I love orange too – but not sure I’m crazy about the orange bears! Either way, I do support art in public places. Thanks for sharing!

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      You are so welcome Wendy. I wonder if the artist had some kind of hidden meaning in making them orange. Everyone seems to love the bears, but the orange is putting them off. Public art is great, always a source of debate.


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