Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Toy Soldiers

This steel & resin sculpture by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland is titled "Monument To The War Of 1812" and it is suitably located about a block from Fort York. It was installed in 2008 in front of a condominium complex as part of the city's art requirement for new development. The "two abandoned toy soldiers pay tribute to Toronto's history" and Fort York's part in the Canadian victory in the war of 1812.

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I have seen this one. It is a great looking piece.

Birdman said...

Bang, Bang. You're dead.

TexWisGirl said...

how bizarre! but in a cool sort of way!

Sharon Anck said...

This is great. I love it.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Fantastic shot, every time I try to get one something is in front of it or else there are shadows.

llandudnopictures said...

It works perfectly!

Bruce Clark said...

Those are some great pieces.

Andy said...

Nice a angle for this shot Pat.

Gosia k said...

it is so impressive...

William Kendall said...

It certainly stands out well. Quite impressive!

hamilton said...

I love how Douglas Coupland has several pieces of art strewn about the city core.

Lois said...

What a nice sculpture! I love it that the city has an art requirement.

Cloudia said...

Poignant, appropriate, also shows how the passage of time takes the pain leaving 'history'

A really good post - as daily, Pat!


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Stephanie said...

Interesting sculpture!

Randy said...

I love them.

Jack said...

It is kind of interesting. Not as Heroic as most military memorials are.

You were right about Atlas. I am so tall I have to crouch to get down to eye level with most subjects. When I crouched to photograph Meghan, Atlas thought I wanted to play and leaped forward to play with me.

LĂșcia said...

You chose the perfect title for this post! ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think this is a rather clever sculpture. I like it.

Halcyon said...

I like this one!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poignant. Well done.

Laura. M said...

This impresses a bit !!!