Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I took this pic in the financial district just before winter set in. By artist George Schmerholz, and titled "Megaptera" (Humpback Whale), it is carved from Prairie Green Granite and was installed on King St in 1993. The skill level of the carving is incredible!


LĂșcia said...

Beautiful sculpture, it's fantastic the way it was designed, it seems that the whales are moving!
Great, love it!

Anonymous said...

A rare piece of art..
Would love to see it in real life with my own eyes..
And to feel that Prairie green Granite..
Thank you for showing Red Pat :)

Randy said...

That is lovely. I wonder if it was a scene that the artist actually saw that inspired this piece.

Jack said...

It is beautiful. Looks like Toronto has a fair bit of public art.

Mo said...

A great sculpture

EG CameraGirl said...

I like all the lines in this sculpture.