Thursday, April 4, 2013

Urban Bear

I was wandering around the huge complex of condos where the fishing bobs of a couple of days ago are to be found and happened upon this wonderful bear high over the entrance courtyard to one of the towers. It is part of an installation called "Stardust & Time" and was done by artist John McEwen in 2009 as part of the city requirement for art in new developments. I have shown some of his work before  as you can see by clicking the label below - in particular the sleepy steel teddy bear in Wychwood.  This piece is said to combine McEwen's love of animals and astrology with the bear referencing the constellation Ursa Major while the base has many cut-out stars. I will show you the 2nd part tomorrow.

14 comments:

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

He is delightful, but wondering why he was placed on such a high pedestal, I assume there is a view corridor that makes it far more impressive that way.

Karen said...

Tha's quite a lofty perch for a bear!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

John has a quirky sense of design Pat, I loved the sleeping bear..hope this one doesn't have a fear of heights :)

William Kendall said...

Impressive sculpture!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

It is always interesting to visit your blog and see the sights around Toronto. It has been many, many years since I've been there.

Sharon said...

He certainly has a good view from up there!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

More complex than it appears at first glance...beautiful bear looking over the big city.

Deb said...

I remember the reclining bear. This one is equally memorable!

hamilton said...

perhaps they didn't want people to actually interact with the bears in the city?!

Kay said...

McEwen does some very interesting work! I hope this bear isn't flying so high just to avoid tagging. I'd imagine it would be fun to see him out your window on a second or third floor.

Randy said...

Almost like the pig I posted today.

Doronette NF said...

very beautiful urban bear!

llandudnopictures said...

A bear with a view, love it!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I get the stars and the bear now. Cool!