Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Community"


Commissioned by Manulife Financial for the grounds of their head office on Bloor St, this sculpture, titled "Community", was installed in 2001 on probably the best-groomed lawn outside of a golf course! By American artist Kirk Nelson, the sculpture consists of 21 life-size bronze figures of varying diversity performing different activities and was meant to represent the community that the company serves. Somehow to me it always seems to represent the hurrying and crowding that goes on in parts of the city!

8 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

It's nice, but I agree with you - looks like "hustle and bustle"!

LĂșcia said...

It's very realistic, and the first feeling I had was everybody in a hurry too.
It could be in so many different cities and still it would fit perfectly! ;-)

EG Wow said...

I like the photo you took of it!

Anonymous said...

i am glad you have posted this sculpture. it is one of my favourites. conceptually, it makes such an impact on both where it is - the front lawn of a very uptight financial company as well as running parallel to and very close to a well traveled sidewalk. life mimics art. great post. thanks redpat. you keep finding the great parts of toronto for us.

Sharon said...

I really like this sculpture!

Jack said...

That is pretty cool. The figures look a lot like works by Thomas Hart Benton. Kind of exaggerated and almost cartoony.

Randy said...

Amazing piece of work.

Leif Hagen said...

That's such a fun, vibrant, action packed COMMUNITY sculpture! Very nice!