Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bush Pilot

This bronze sculpture, titled "Thomas Lamb, Bush Pilot", was done by artist Leo Mol and can be found in the lobby of the College Park building. Mol emigrated to Canada in 1949, established a successful sculpture studio in the 60s, and went on to create many wonderful pieces including work for the Vatican. He donated a huge number of original pieces to the city of Winnipeg where they can be found in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, including the larger than life original of this one. Tom Lamb was a pioneer among bush pilots who first opened up the Canadian north to airlines.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

I love the action in this sculpture.

RamblingRound said...

This sculpture really gives the viewer a good idea of what he did!

Halcyon said...

Neat find! And I love that you included some info about the artist. Always interesting to know a little background. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i just saw a set of his sculptures on another blog this morning! ruth's photo blog featured this one and a bunch of his other ones in a park. :)

Deb said...

Great sculpture, the large version must be amazing.

William Kendall said...

A very memorable sculpture!

hamilton said...

We need more sculptures like this scattered around our cities.

Barbara Farr said...

Nice piece.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the history of both great Canadians ...the pilot and the sculptor. Ane Mol really captured the action in this one.

Randy said...

Nice sculpture.

Jack said...

Toronto has so much wonderful public art!

Linda said...

And there was a lot of 'north' to be opened up! It's sometimes difficult for us in Europe to understand the scale of Canada.

Birdman said...

What stories those pilots have to tell.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Fascinating story and a gorgeous sculpture. I must put the Sculpture Garden on my list of museums to get to.

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, you can feel the effort he is putting into pushing the propeller!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love a sculpture that comes with a good story Pat, I wouldn't mind a visit to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden..

EG CameraGirl said...

Fabulous sculpture. I really, REALLY like this.

Jim said...

Fantastic shots.