Saturday, 27 September 2008

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Public Art Day. I took a number of shots of this piece. Last month I had to visit Vancouver General Hospital for several days in a row and walked by here regularly. In the end I chose this shot because, after reading the artist's statement, it seemed important to include the entire piece.

9 comments :

Sharon said...

This is a very interesting piece. I enjoyed her comments about it.

JM said...

After reading M.Sturdy statement I understand why you have posted the entire artwork.
SFU previous photo is awesome!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Thanks for including the artist's statement on the piece. It really added to the meaning of the sculpture.

Unfortunately in the US, that relationship between the doctor and patient don't really exist unless you have health insurance. :-(

I hope our new president, whoever wins, take health care coverage seriously during his administration.

Boise Diva said...

And boy howdy, I needed guidance to understand the piece. I thought it was a giant set of salad tongs in front of a restaurant.

angela said...

I like the piece, like the shape and colour. Thanks for including the description. It's always interesting to read the artists viewpoint..

Virginia said...

I too liked the artist's interpretation of the piece and appreciate the idea of the strong bond it represents. That said, I am still chuckling over boise diva's thoughts on the giant salad tongs. Sometimes I think we take art too seriously . It's about as irreverent as one you posted a while back that I thought looked like a giant red rat trap! Vancouver seems to have a thing about red sculpture. I think they're great. Colorful and exposes everyone to art regardless of how they see it.

Saretta said...

Nice sculpture, love the strong lines and red. The sentiment behind is nice, too.

Hyde DP said...

It looks a bit tucked away behind those tall buildings but I see it surrounded by a small garden with seats so hopefully it is a tranquill setting despite the location.

jill said...

It is always a nice surprise to find these pieces of art tucked away here and there. I always think about the artist and how it came about. Thanks for posting the info.