Saturday, September 22, 2012

Official Now

This steel table (with make-believe lamp on top) is one of 3 that were installed guerilla style, i.e. with no permission, in a local park in the Seaton Village neighbourhood several years ago. The park is now undergoing a revitalization and the residents of the area made it a condition that the tables would have to be kept in place so this one was temporarily removed while new concrete was poured and new benches installed leaving a space for the table to sit between them.  The table is now reinstalled and officially part of the park!  The artist for these tables is William Roddy. The other tables he did are here and here.

16 comments:

Deb said...

Great table, love that mad propeller look!

hamilton said...

some parks need this type of guerilla street art if the city is not willing to participate. the lamp is cool!

Anonymous said...

Great picture. Very cool artist. Very cool for the park to have an artist who shares his work so generously. As said a very cool guy.

Eyeliquor said...

Job well done

Paul in Powell River said...

Well good for Mr. Roddy, and even better for the area residents!

Randy said...

Wonderful artwork.

Jack said...

That is a great story. You Torontans are pretty cool.

Sharon said...

I like it. I'm glad the neighborhood stood up for it.

llandudnopictures said...

It fits in perfectly!

Lowell said...

I dunno. Guerilla tables? That's very strange and quite funny. Looks kinda dangerous, too. I guess one could write a song about it, on the order of "Rusty Old Halo" - call it "Rusty Old Table." I'll work on that! :-)

Birdman said...

Neat story. This one works. Are there other failures?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So glad they let it stay Red, I loved the two tables and lamps at either side of the bench in the other shot, very cool idea.

mary said...

As a former resident of this neighbourhood, I have always been grateful to William for adding these wonderful installations to the community. Fortunate that such folks as he give so freely of their talent! Thanks William.

mary said...

As a former resident of this neighbourhood, I have always been grateful to William for adding these wonderful installations to the community. Fortunate that such folks as he give so freely of their talent! Thanks William.

La Principessa Errante said...

How cool is that, guerrilla art protected by the neighborhood. Fabulous.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool. I'm so glad they kept the table!