Friday, August 25, 2017

A Journey Through Time

The next portion of MosaiCanada is thematically titled A Journey Through Time.

In Flanders Fields is the title of this horticultural work, with two hands holding a poppy, evoking the First World War and John McCrae's poem. 

This is a bit of Ottawa Valley folklore. Joseph Montferrand, known in English as Joe Mufferaw, is one of those figures of history whose life ends up taking on the stuff of legend. A voyageur of the fur trade era and lumberman, he was renowned for his strength and skill in a fight throughout the Valley. In time stories about him took on the level of tall tales. I featured a panel about him earlier in the month during my series from the Bytown Museum.

Here we see another point of view of the train.

This is The Voyageur. From the 17th century to the mid-19th century, these men would travel the rivers of the continent, trading with First Nations peoples, pushing into new corners, facing hardships as they went along.

A more recent iconic moment in our history is shown here. The Winning Goal, Summit Of '72 captures the final winning goal of the Canada-Soviet Union hockey series by Paul Henderson.

This one is shaped like a grand piano. Remembering Glenn Gould pays homage to the great Canadian classical pianist. 


  1. Another great collection of green sculptures! They are beautiful!

  2. Wow, so many floral sculptures, William !
    They are all wonderful !!!

  3. ...they all are great, but I like the canoe best!

  4. Hello, the floral sculptures are amazing. I love the hands holding the poppy and the canoe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  5. Absolutely wonderful! I can't get over the detail.

  6. Grand finale of your post with a grand piano!

  7. The sculptures are phenomenal, William!

  8. @Nancy: they certainly are.

    @Karl: I agree!

    @Tom: it's a stand out.

    @Eileen: a lot of people here are enjoying this event.

    @RedPat: definitely!

    @Lois: it's very well done.

    @Red: more of this to come!

    @Linda: they certainly are!

  9. Wow these are all incredible! I especially love the grand piano!

  10. Fun photos to see; I especially like the Vorageurs.

  11. Wow! The piano is stunning. Nice pictures
    I think Fur traders led scary lives being out there in the unknown alone.

  12. so cool!! i love it!! hands, the canoe, the hockey players ... what awesome work!! very very cool. ( ;
    do these flowers have scent?

  13. I love that first sculpture for Flanders, but they are all beautiful, real works of art. Thanks for sharing William :)

  14. @Sharon: it was well done.

    @Tamago: that's a huge piano.

    @Kate: I do as well.

    @Maywyn: they certainly took risks.

    @Beth: some scent, yet. I've certainly noticed bees flying about them.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: it's a good one.

  15. Amazing. The piano is stunning.

  16. Thank you for the recess from our mess south of the border!

  17. Yes, that piano is awesome and I love it. This exhibit has been outstanding and fantastic. Thanks, William!

  18. Utterly brilliant.
    I would love to walk around in person, but your photo's are giving me an excellent tour.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  19. Grandiose sculptures. The grand piano is just that: Grand!

  20. Wow! These are even more awesome than the ice sculptures you shared.

  21. These are amazing works of art and botany. It's almost unbelievable to realize that there are living plants made into these sculptures.

  22. @Klara: it certainly is.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Bill: it's a pleasure to show it.

    @Jan: I've enjoyed being a tour guide!

    @Mari: grand indeed!

    @Furry Gnome: me too.

    @Linda: they're something else!

    @Kay: it's quite a thing to see.

    @Norma: me too!