Suddenly today the temperature went up to 14C and nearly all the snow disappeared within a few hours. The sun was shining and the sky was blue as my eldest son and I went for a walk in Whitemud Park in Edmonton. The river still has a frozen surface, but everywhere else we saw bare […]
A fascinating art work that appeared recently in Edmonton is called The Meeting by the artist Wang Shugang. It is made up of seven crouching figures in a circle. An eighth figure is placed alone across the street from The Meeting. At one time, one of these figures was holding a circular mirror but it […]
When this art installation first appeared on 118 Avenue in Edmonton, there was quite a bit of delighted chatter on the NextDoor app. The local people were both intrigued and amused. Some were a little bewildered asking “Have you seen the giant beans?” and “What are they?” and “What are they for?”. One of the […]
A new art installation has appeared less than a block from my home. It is called Walking Figures and it is by the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. I saw a television news item about the installation and one of the comments that stood out for me was that the figures represent our shared humanity and […]
As we passed this sculpture today, I asked my son to guess what it was called. He said “Berlin,” which I thought was both funny and appropriate. It turns out, the sculpture is called Living In Between and it is the work of Agnieszka Koziarz. As we were looking at it, I read aloud the […]
Despite the fact that it was -14C (7F) and snowing today, I went to see something new. My eldest son had noticed a work of sculpture that he was intrigued by and that he thought I would enjoy. He was right. On the roof of the Edmonton Transit System’s new Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage are […]
It isn’t fall yet, but I can feel it coming. The sun is lower in the sky and I am seeing the first of the autumn leaves. Yesterday in Borden Park I was able to enjoy a lovely sunny morning walk among the trees. I also took a few photos of the flowers and one […]
The recent news that one of my favourite resting-and-reverie spots was to be cleared to make way for something big and modern, reminded me that I took a few photos when I was there in January. So, here for your viewing pleasure and perhaps for posterity are the pictures I took. A developer has snapped […]
Borden Park in Edmonton is one of my favourite places to go for a walk, and I have posted pictures of it here previously. (October Afternoon, Autumn, Sunday Morning) One of the things I like about it is that is home to lots of sculptures. It reminds me of the time when I was a […]
The Epcor Tower on 101 Street has a magnificent foyer and in that foyer are several pieces of art. As soon as you walk through the main doors you are confronted with a huge, 7,200 lbs sculpture of a grizzly bear eating salmon. It is quite splendid. Then, on the right-hand side of the foyer, […]
On 103a Avenue at the intersection with 100 Street, there is some interesting public art. I went there to take pictures of the murals on the front and sides of the Vignettes Building, and I was pleased to find behind City Hall a sculpture by Isla Burns that I had not seen before. As I […]
This sculpture, Sweetgrass Bear, is in the concourse of the downtown campus of the University of Alberta, Enterprise Square. It was created by Stewart Steinhauer and is a smaller version of a Sweetgrass Bear that is in the University’s North Campus Quad. The descriptive plaque includes these words: The Keeper of the lands stands on […]
Outside the San Jose Repertory Theatre is the Oionos sculpture by Douglas Hollis and I must have passed it a hundred times. It was only today that I realized that the writing on it is not designed to be read by humans; at least, not humans on the ground. The writing can only be read […]
Today I enjoyed a nice walk on 108th Street in Edmonton to the Alberta Legislature building. Here are some pictures of the building, a look inside the rotunda, and some of the sculptures near there.
Since I suffered a bad fall last spring, I have been trying to gradually get back to my former walking strength. I’m not there yet, but I’m making good progress. I am up to about two miles (3.2 km) now before I need a rest. This week my walks took me to Borden Park in […]
Recently, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the sculptures that are temporarily on display in San Jose’s city centre. They are Tara Mechani by Dana Albany and Ursa Mater by Mr and. Mrs Ferguson, and they originated at the Burning Man Festival last year. (The San Jose Mercury News has written about Tara Mechani here and Ursa Mater here.) Enjoy!
One of the many things I love about San Jose is the generous supply of public art. I have shared some before (here and here) and now I have some more recent finds.