This morning I had to run into the city and as I drove I was so happy to take note of all the public art...in and around downtown Calgary I saw Family of Horses by Harry O'Hanlon, Brotherhood of Mankind by Mario Armengol (my personal favorite), Women are Persons by Barbara Paterson, Wonderland by Jaume Plensa, The Conversation by William McElceran, Mechanical Horse, The Trees, Travelling Light by Inges Idee (several images can be viewed here). There were several other pieces by each large office building which I don't know the names of (I'll have to do some research) but it really is inspiring to see it all. Like a gallery visit without having to leave my vehicle (for the most part). I just wish there was a map with every piece of public art along with the name of the artists and their stories.
I've been extremely busy these weeks and was in my studio early this morning though rather frustrated as I'm trying to finish up several pieces which are giving me a few challenges. Once I arrived home from my trip into the city II was excited to get back to work with so many ideas stewing in my brain. I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere. Tomorrow I'll be hanging a few pieces (both canoes & tipis) at Good Earth Café in town, on Saturday I'm painting the mural at the library with the kids (very excited about that), and finally, on Sunday I can take it easy for a day. I'm really looking forward to it.
AIRdirondack Art Project