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Iron Foot Place and Figures in Motion

For our post-lunch perambulation yesterday, Jamie and I dropped by Rogers Place. It is the site for Edmonton Oilers hockey games and the last time we were there was when they first opened the building to the public three years ago.

Then we saw the huge floor mosaic by looking down on it from an upper balcony. Today we saw it by actually walking on and around it. Its imagery is representative of the city of Edmonton and includes the river, the roads, and snow. We tried to pick out some of those things, but mostly we just enjoyed its bold colours and design.

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Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

Detail from Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

Detail from Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

Detail from Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

Detail from Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

Detail from Tsa Tsa Ke K’e – Iron Foot Place (2016) by Alex Janvier

In addition to the NHL rink, there is a Community Rink at Rogers Place. At the entrance is a relief mural depicting hockey players fighting for the puck, and their movement is shown by the marks that their skate blades make in the ice.

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Figures in Motion by Al Henderson

Figures in Motion by Al Henderson

Figures in Motion by Al Henderson

Figures in Motion by Al Henderson

4 replies »

    • I’m glad you like the pictures, Barb. There is a lot of public art here, but it seems that every time a new piece is commissioned, they get a lot of flak. Once it is up, though, it becomes part of the landscape.

  1. Both are moving, each in its own way. Glorious. I am grateful that you are out and about photographing what your special eyes see!

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