Saturday, March 16, 2013

Art In The Lobby - B

This is another of the wonderful pieces found in the lobby of 180 Queen St W. This beautifully carved piece was done by west coast First Nation artist Charles Heit in 2006 paying reference to the totem poles for which he is known but specific to its location in the federal court building in its images and its title of "Aspirations Of Canadian Justice".  You can see yesterday's work just peeking out of the far distance.
Shortly after taking this pic I was approached by security guards who told me there was no photography allowed in the building. I said that it was good that I had already taken several shots and one gave me a big smile and said, "Yes".

12 comments:

Lowell said...

So why no photography? Do "they" think you're going to try to copy the art/sculptures? Sheesh!

You're lucky he didn't make you delete the photos. Sounds like a nice guy.

I really like this work, too. Do you think First Nation people have achieved justice in Canada?

Sharon said...

Both this one and yesterday's are wonderful. What fantastic talent of both artists. The whole "no photography" thing drives me nuts.

JM said...

This is great! And so are the works on the previous post.

llandudnopictures said...

The no photography rule that so many places seem to have is, in my opinion, absurd. Well done for getting your shots, if you hadn't, I and probably many, many other people would never know these pieces existed. They should applaud you for the free publicity!

Karen said...

A work of art!

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful piece.

I do think the no photographs concept is rather silly....

Deb said...

Another great looking sculpture. Good on you for getting the shots!

Nyloncamera said...

;-) well done Red Pat!

Randy said...

Amazing sculpture.

Gringo said...

Nice pic Red Pat, strangely, the first thing that came to my mind was a pneumatic drill!
Have a good weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very interesting lobby area Pat, lots to see. Lucky you got your shots in, well done.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Fascinating piece, glad to know Canadian Security guards are as ridiculous as American ones, I really don't understand their dislike of people taking photos inside their buildings