Monday, October 11, 2010

"City People"


This sculpture, "City People", by American born artist Catherine Widgery is located on Front St across from Union Station (our main train/transit station). Installed in 1989, it consists a couple of dozen figures in painted aluminum. Some are stationary and mounted on the wall but if you continue up the stairs to the deck many are mounted on pedestals and move in the wind. It is a very cheerful installation and on an early Sunday morning these bystanders fit in perfectly.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

A very clever installation. You are so right, the people seem to blend right in with the art.

Steffe said...

Ha, they do actually fit in.

Mo said...

Yep I like it

EG Wow said...

I like that! Here I am so close to Toronto and I have never seen it! Thanks for posting this photo.

Randy said...

Those are great!

Steve Harris said...

This is one of my favourite pieces of urban artwork in the Financial District. Great picture... I know from experience it is hard to get a good picture of it - given the odd angles of the stairs and sidewalk.

LĂșcia said...

Cool composition!
Regards

Shirley said...

Wow! Yet another piece of terrific art in Toronto! Thanks for sharing.