Monday, August 28, 2017

Mother Earth, Birchbark, And Odyssey And Hope

Over at my writer's blog today, I have another photo post from the Ottawa Welcomes The World embassy series, this time featuring two Caribbean nations, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

I am finishing the MosaiCanada series today, but I will be back before it closes in mid-October, so we'll see another series down the line. Here are more shots of Mother Earth.


On The Trail Of The Algonquin People is the title of this sculpture, depicting a family working on constructing a birchbark canoe.


This glance back takes in a different view of The Voyageur, which I showed earlier in the series.


This last work, titled Odyssey and Hope, is not a mosaiculture piece, but representative of what is called ecological art- in this case, driftwood shaped like a mare and colt. The idea comes from a British artist, Heather Jansch.


And I finish where I started, with another view of the plant covered train. I hope you've enjoyed the series.

30 comments:

  1. These topiary sculptures are really amazing!

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  2. ...thanks for sharing this awesome series!

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  3. One could easily spends hours & days enjoying these wonderful artworks!
    I love your "glance back" photo which give a great view over the flowers & the driftwood horses are awesome!

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  4. The whole series is so tactile. We have one of those driftwood horses behind our local museum. I'll have to go see the name of the artist!

    Janis
    GDP
    GDP

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  5. @Halcyon: they are!

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Christine: thank you!

    @Janis: I enjoyed visiting this.

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  6. Hello, I just love all the sculptures. Beautifully done. Wonderful photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  7. This has been a great series. The only thing wrong is that I won't be seeing it. Thanks for the photos.

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  8. The horses of driftwood are fantastic. I have never seen anything like this.

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  9. I especially love the horses!

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  10. @Eileen: thank you!

    @Red: you're welcome.

    @Marleen: I figured they'd be popular.

    @Norma: I do as well!

    @Sharon: that's a consensus!

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  11. I have enjoyed the series very much William, the driftwood horses are so clever, the artistic mind will always amaze and delight me ✨

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  12. I wish I had time to head up there before it closes! Thanks again for showing this William!

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  13. I love these, especially Mother Earth but they are all very special. The horse sculptures are almost identifical to the ones I saw at The Eden Project when I went to Cornwall in the UK a few years ago. They are made by the same sculpturer. It is the 8th photo down. It gave me a big smile when I saw it was one and the same artist.

    http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-eden-project-in-cornwall-part-1.html

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  14. Te driftwood horses are stunning. The whole series, awesome. The photographer, very talented. Thanks William!

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  15. @Revrunner: they are!

    @Grace: I've now visited this three times. I plan on two more trips before it's done, but that might be more!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Cloudia: a pleasure to show.

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Denise: thanks for the link! I've checked it out!

    @Bill: you're welcome!

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  16. The driftwood horses are wonderful.
    This has just been such an enjoyable series of posts William, I really feel as if I've been there in person! Wonderful.

    My thanks.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Beautiful series. Those horses are outstanding.

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  18. more train, and the horses ... so so so cool!! i keep thinking i like this and then i see something else i love more. very creative!! ( ;

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  19. Fantastic, William! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. That series has been really remarkable!

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  21. Marvelous, including the driftwood horses!

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  22. I've loved this series! It's such unique and beautiful art. What a terrific public gift! Thank you for sharing this.

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  23. Wonderful series, William. Thank you. I enjoyed it very much.

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  24. @Jan: it's been a pleasure to show.

    @Mari: they are!

    @Beth: it was something to behold.

    @Linda: my pleasure.

    @Furry Gnome: I agree.

    @Linda: definitely!

    @Kay: you're welcome.

    @Norma: me too.

    @Klara: thanks!

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