MosaiCanada is an event currently underway within Jacques Cartier Park on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. The event opened for Canada Day and will carry on until mid-October. This has been done in Montreal, and it's been done here for the big anniversary year this year. MosaiCanada is a collection of living art- mosaics consisting of plants placed into frames, surrounded by flowers and more plants, creating a fantastic result throughout the park in a number of themes. The concept is called mosaiculture, and I have previously shown some of the preparations for the event, here and here. The grounds are tended to by workers- I noticed a couple of instances during my tour when workers were amid the sculptures and plants. The entry to the site comes through this station house- which is the first example, its walls covered with plants.
It stands across from a steam train- a full frame covered over with plants.
The first theme is A Journey Across Canada, taking in sculptures of the provinces and territories. Before stepping into it, we're met by a sculpture evoking a young precocious girl of Canadian literature, waiting for her ride to arrive at the station. This is an oversized Anne Shirley... as in Anne of Green Gables. The sculpture is titled More Scope For The Imagination.
Here we have an arrangement representing Alberta, titled The Wild Rose. This rose is emblematic of the province, and has been recreated here in a much larger floral form.
This view looks beyond at what's to come.
This contribution comes from the Royal Canadian Mint, and is titled Proudly Canadian.
Representing Saskatchewan, this is titled Royal Canadian Mounted Police Horse And Rider.
Red Foxes is the title of this sculpture representing Prince Edward Island.
This one, which we'll get more of a look at tomorrow, is for Nova Scotia, depicting the long tradition of the lobster fisherman.