Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Helix of Life"


This cast concrete sculpture by Canadian artist Ted Bieler is located in front of the Medical Sciences Building at the U of Toronto. The wonderful Brutalist Med Sci building was completed in 1969 and this sculpture referencing DNA was installed in 1971 - a perfect location! I have shown some of Bieler's sculpture before - to see it click here.

7 comments:

LĂșcia said...

40 years later and it is still very modern!
You're right, it's in the perfect location. ;-)

Leif Hagen said...

A very cool sculpture~! I'm surprised it's made of concrete instead of some metal?
Happy New Year

Eyeliquor said...

Red Pat, you are very fortunate to have all these cool works of Art..just around the corner! :)
Have a wonderful 2011!
I am looking forward to your future postings !

Randy said...

I love all the sculptures that you've shown us this year and this one is just a great.

EG Wow said...

This is quote nice and really does remind me of diagrams I have seen of DNA!

VioletSky said...

Timeless.
Happy New Year, RedPat!

Anonymous said...

Lucia, dear Lucia...this sculpture will be classified as "modern" until it's destroyed in some war, and then used as a pitiful half-ass shelter for a radioactively deformed inbred bastard-child.