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.


  1. These topiary sculptures are really amazing!

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

  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!

  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!


  5. @Halcyon: they are!

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Christine: thank you!

    @Janis: I enjoyed visiting this.

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

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

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

  9. @Eileen: thank you!

    @Red: you're welcome.

    @Marleen: I figured they'd be popular.

    @Norma: I do as well!

    @Sharon: that's a consensus!

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. @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!

  15. 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

  16. Beautiful series. Those horses are outstanding.

  17. 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!! ( ;

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

  19. That series has been really remarkable!

  20. Marvelous, including the driftwood horses!

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

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

  23. @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!