This week we're highlighting the newest edition of artwork to be installed/added to The International Sculpture Collection! Here is an example of just one of the amazing pieces you'll discover as you make your way along the paths of Hendrie Park at the Royal Botanical Gardens:
Country: Highgate, Ontario, Canada and Montornes del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
Date: 2014 (part 1); 2015 (part 2 and 3)
Generations was conceived of with the thought that family is, in a sense, what we make it to be, what we remember it be, or what we imagine it to be. . . as a three part sculpture, growing through the years, it plays with similarities and separations, proximities and distances, geometries and natural forms, as well as with temporal shifts of existence. . . It draws naturally upon the viewer to complete the works, by figuratively (and perhaps literally) putting themselves within it. The geometry seems to relay a certain stoic understanding and acceptance of what is, while the expressions hint at a hope for a bright future.
Placement of Generations within The International Sculpture Collection, and the Royal Botanical Gardens, deepens the significance of the work as the figures root themselves into the fabric of the land from which all things grow, and into the history of a space from which Hamilton and Burlington found its very beginnings.
The Dan Lawrie Sculpture Collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens will focus on both permanent and temporary public art sculpture that is of high artistic merit and quality. The Collection will strive to:
- Spark imagination and conversation amongst the wider community
- Engage and interact with the landscape and natural heritage of the RBG grounds
- Promote accessibility of public art through: artwork placement, programming and access to the Collection
- Exhibit a diverse collection including both established and emerging, local and international artists; traditional media and experimental forms
For a complete list of works on display, please visit http://tisconline.ca/current-works/