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Posts Tagged ‘sculpture

[PHOTO] Boundary helix, Church and Wellesley

Boundary helix #toronto #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #rainbow #sculpture #helix #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: #DoorsOpenTO, Eglinton Crosstown, Lake Ontario, public art

  • Transit Toronto notes that both the Eglinton Crosstown yards and Lower Bay station were open this weekend past for Doors Open. I got to see both!
  • Urban Toronto looks at the newly revealed Eglinton Crosstown vehicles.
  • blogTO observes the rapid flooding faced not only by the Toronto Islands but by the waterfront generally.
  • blogTO reports on the exciting possibility of a ferry connecting Etobicoke, at Humber Bay Shores, to the downtown.
  • Building a linear park over the subway trench between Davisville and Eglinton stations in midtown Toronto is an idea that appeals to me. blogTO reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on a slew of original coffee shops around Toronto, including a laundromat hybrid on Dufferin.
  • Urban Toronto celebrates the Ron Arad sculpture Safe Hands at One Bloor East.

[PHOTO] Abraham Etungat, Bird of Spring

This casting of Bird of Spring by Inuit sculptor Abraham Etungat, known for his sculptures of birds with wings upswept, is a casting made in bronze from his original carving. Blogger Bill Andersen noted in 2016 that this particular casting is one of several made of the original “Bird of Spring”, produced by a foundation that wanted to spread Canadian art across the country. Ryerson University’s casting has at least two siblings, one bronze in Halifax and another bronze in Vancouver, with still another fibreglass copy in Calgary’s Connaught Park. NeaTO has a 2016 post going into more detail about the history of this particular casting.

Abraham Etungat, Bird of Spring #toronto #ryersonuniversity #ryersonquad #spring #green #inuit #abrahametungat #birdofspring #bronze #sculpture

Written by Randy McDonald

May 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Four photos of The Water Molecule, Niagara Falls (#niagarafalls)

I do not know why The Water Molecule, a 1967 sculpture by Derek Costello of a water molecule down to the nuclei and electrons, was ever apparently controversial. I am glad that it is in a public space, poised in the Rosberg Family Park just a couple of blocks south of the bus and train stations on Erie Street at Queen, visible to at least some visitors.

The Water Molecule (1) #canada #ontario #niagarafalls #thewatermolecule #warermolecule #sculpture #derekcostello #metal #rosbergfamilypark #queenstreet #eriestreet #latergram

The Water Molecule (2) #canada #ontario #niagarafalls #thewatermolecule #warermolecule #sculpture #derekcostello #metal #rosbergfamilypark #queenstreet #eriestreet #latergram

The Water Molecule (3) #canada #ontario #niagarafalls #thewatermolecule #warermolecule #sculpture #derekcostello #metal #rosbergfamilypark #queenstreet #eriestreet #latergram<

The Water Molecule (4) #canada #ontario #niagarafalls #thewatermolecule #warermolecule #sculpture #derekcostello #metal #rosbergfamilypark #queenstreet #eriestreet #plaque #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 2, 2019 at 11:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: homelessness, Port Lands, housing, Winter Stations, Cracked Wheat

  • There will be a new shelter for homeless youth in Scarborough soon, capable of housing several dozen people. CBC reports.
  • Christopher Hume at the Toronto Star suggests that much of the controversy, at least, over Google’s plans in the Port Lands is misjudged.
  • Tess Kalinowski at the Toronto Star shares some locally new ideas for increasing housing supply.
  • Winter Stations is back this winter at Ashbridge’s Bay! Global News reports.
  • Sarah Ratzlaff at Spacing interviews sculptor Shary Boyle about her new work, Cracked Wheat, on display in front of the Gardiner Museum.

[PHOTO] Quatro (1991), by night

The mobile Quatro, made of stainless steel by William B. Martin in 1991, hangs above the escalators connecting to the Queen subway station in the lobby of One Queen Street East, at the corner of Yonge and Queen. John Warkentin’s 2010 book Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto goes into detail about this work, about how its brilliant rings of steel reflect the light at this street corner. Compare this photo taken during the day and at a different angle.

Quatro (1991), by night #toronto #onequeenstreeteast #publicart #sculpture #mobile #williambmartin #quatro #latergram//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Written by Randy McDonald

February 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

[PHOTO] Flight Stop, Michael Snow

Flight Stop, Michael Snow #toronto #publicart #eatoncentre #flightstop #michaelsnow #canadageese

Written by Randy McDonald

January 20, 2019 at 11:20 pm