Thursday, April 4, 2013
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.