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Beside Myself

It is amazing how you taste changes as you get older.  Not for the worse, not for the better, but just changes.  When I was younger I was very traditional. If it was a painting, I wanted a lovely botanical, or a gentle landscape. In sculpture, a classical statue or a wonderful urn.

But thing change.  Now I am starting to be attracted to more modern art. I am not sure why, is it exposure?  I still like traditional, but whereas I wouldn’t even look at modern before, now I find myself seeking it out.

Take the new exhibit at the Toronto Sculpture Garden for example.

Cast in aluminum and perched on chunky wooden benches, these “faces” by Ted Bieler are amazing.

Shown in a very traditional setting, this area is part of “Old Town”, the first buildings in Toronto.

This little parkette has brick walls, a water feature and lovely traditional plantings.

And I think that these sculptures add to the design.

I can see them in public and private gardens.

This one is my favourite. I think it would look lovely at the end of my Lime Walk, on a plinth, where I can look at it everyday.

The Toronto Sculpture Gardens is located at 115 King St E, the cross street is Jarvis.

Please visit it, the display is only there until September 15th.


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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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(Is It) Art In The Garden

Is it art?

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Notice anything? Maybe over in the tree? Yes it is!

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What, are they breeding?

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Still here.

After, I purchased the first head and placed it in the crotch of the tree,  my mother in law was very taken with it. When she saw the second one, she felt she had to purchase it for Kilbourne Grove. You can see that the stump it is on has been freshly cut, this is from one of the trees that blew down. I expect by next summer, it will have weathered and aged a bit!

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