After coming out of Canada Hall, normally another level would have been open, home to exhibits on various personalities from Canadian history. Unfortunately as part of the ongoing transition for the Museum, that area is closed off- I suspect the Prime Minister's directives will have it seriously altered, assuming the control freak and his party aren't (hopefully) kicked out of office in the next election.
In a quiet alcove here, there are a number of sculptures in stone of Arctic wildlife, a style often found among sculptors from the far north. Here we have a seal, a narwhal, a walrus, and a muskox.
I love the narwhal!ReplyDelete
Those are wonderful sculptures.ReplyDelete
I'd enjoy some day seeing how these are carved.ReplyDelete
I"ll take all four of them. They are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love them! Great pieces William.ReplyDelete
i just love all of these!ReplyDelete
Linda: so do I!ReplyDelete
Stuart: the style has appealed to me for a long time.
Revrunner: watching artists at work are a good way to spend time.
Ciel: what strikes me about the is they are all within reach, seemingly without security measures...
Tanya: so do I!
I do like this style..make me want to touch it...so sculptor's job done then!ReplyDelete
Perhaps the new section will feature a Darth Harper exhibit.
An other nice series of wonderful sculptures!ReplyDelete
how beautiful! i just want to touch that smooth stone...ReplyDelete
Those are very fine pieces of art.ReplyDelete
I love that funny walrus. :-)
They are all so lovely!ReplyDelete
What a great idea: these sculptures are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
I like these a lot! The last one is my favorite, Musk Ox?ReplyDelete
Fabulous William! Wishing you a great weekend :)ReplyDelete
Love these sculptures, William. It's not easy to carve stone - they are beautiful and graceful.ReplyDelete
Nice! I would not have expected a muskox to look so beautiful.ReplyDelete
I can't decide which one I like best!ReplyDelete
@Jane and Chris: He's like to have a 300 foot tall statue of himself erected.ReplyDelete
@Karl: thank you!
@Tex: my parents had one of these carvings from an artist up north. They're very heavy.
@Jan: they're all quite distinctive.
@RedPat: it's an artistic style I really like.
@VP: I hadn't photographed these before, for some reason.
@Judy: yes, it is. That's my favourite of the lot too.
@Denise: thank you!
@Susie: the artists do fine work with these.
@Linda: they're a magnificent but unusual animal in person.
@Norma: fortunately not one of them is off putting!
Beautifully done....love the style of these sculptures.ReplyDelete
Cute! How big are these sculptures? Are they sitting on the floor?ReplyDelete
These have beautiful, clean lines. They look surprisingly graceful.ReplyDelete
They are all wonderful! I think the muskox is my favorite.ReplyDelete
I have a very small soapstone carving that I cherish. I rather like the narwhal - there is a tusk in the McMichael that is seems impossibly huge.ReplyDelete
Some of my favorites. MBReplyDelete
@Wilf: so do I!ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: they're on a shelf, and they're not that big, but they'd weigh quite a bit.
@Kay: they certainly do.
@Lois: mine too, and I've always liked the animal.
@Hamilton: it's been a long time since I've been in that gallery. I must go again sometime.