Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Anonymity Of Prevention"


This bronze sculpture by artists Derek Lo & Lana Winkler was commissioned by the WSIB (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario) and was installed next to their building on Front St in 2000. It is installed beside a monument to the many workers who have lost their lives in the workplace in Ontario and is quite suitable in that this worker is wearing all the proper safety gear - goggles etc. - as he 'chisels' into the granite wall. A reminder to us all!

9 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

Very nice!
The body posture is so realistic!

LĂșcia said...

Great sculpture, I agree with Eyeliquor about the body posture!
It's nice to see it with the safety gear. ;-)
Have a very good weekend!

Jack said...

I'm impressed. Industrial safety is one of those boring topics that is immensely important but too often taken for granted. Nice to see the company highlight it by sponsoring this unusual sculpture.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

yes, it is very important to wear required personal protective equipment

Randy said...

I just love this art tour that you have had us on. I hope there's more.

Sharon said...

Another great sculpture and on a subject not usually associated with art! Very nice.

Lana said...

Thank you for posting this picture! It's nice to see when one's art is appreciated. ;)

Cheers,
- Lana W.

RedPat said...

Lana - I am thrilled to hear from you, the artist! I really like the piece and it seems that other people on my blog do too.
Thanks
RedPat

Anonymous said...

Well, thank you!
Such wonderful compliments totally made my day.

Have a great weekend,

- Lana W.