Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Yup.  I'm still on vacation, Dear Reader.  Here is some more art for your consideration:

 Sometimes one has to add another object in order to provide scale.  Luckily, I live near an arboretum which takes public art seriously.  Everyday items (like cheese and baguette) can be a fun comentary on Quebecois picnic styles. or fancy grape juice - you decide.

This is entitled "Cactus".  Do you see wolves in it too, or is it just me?

There is a whole series of painted moose along Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, each with his/her/its own style. 

 This poor skinny horse with the amputated hoof is one of my favourites.  It haunts me. 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art also offers art classes, which is a great way of appreciating art from another perspective.

This sculpture has appeared before on this blog, but there are so many 'characters', that I thought I'd reveal a little more of it to you. 
 This is another one of my favourites.  It's so gentle and loving. 
The details on this piece are amazing, too. Take a good look at the bronze bench that the 'woman' is sitting on. See all the scratched graffiti? The artist took the time to etch the bronze bench with love poems and prose, adding to both the realism of the piece, as well as the overall tone of tenderness.

So, Dear Reader, that's it for this entry.  I'll post a more typical blog entry next week, when I return.


  1. Is the mother and child piece done by the same artist as the Bench of Hidden Knowledge outside the Library and Archives in Ottawa? Very similar style, but I think I like this one even better!

  2. Hi Yumikid:
    Not sure. I'll look up the artist when I get back home, and let you know. I'll have to get around to seeing the sculpture you mentioned. Maybe next week!