Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I had gone to the Macdonald block from the last 2 days on Sunday and being a gov't building it was all closed - but I could see this piece installed high up on the lobby wall and I could see 2 OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) officers on security duty. So I went in and asked if I could shoot this pic. They said sure and told me there was a lot of art around the building and one of them proceeded to tour me about the mostly darkened halls of this huge building with me taking shots as we went! This large piece by Stephen Hogbin was installed in 1979-80 and features poplar and black walnut blades that evolve from an abstract centre into birds in flight moving higher up the wall to represent " the spirit's soaring in search of a higher plane of understanding". More pics from the building to come!