Thursday, 31 August 2017

Castlegar...

is a small city about an hour and a half away in the 'Koots' (short for Kootenays, the area I inhabit here in southeastern British Columbia).  Each year they host a Sculpture Walk which brings in wonderful sculptures from around the world.  Sponsored by local businesses, these sculptures are in place from spring onwards, and are a true feast for the eyes.  This past Saturday, my daughter Rochelle and I did a road trip to enjoy them.

WARNING:  this post is photo heavy!!  You'll find a photo or two of the sculpture, followed by one of the plaque giving details.

Rochelle susses out the maple seed - we were both intrigued by the lines and negative space in this one.


Son Barry would LOVE this one.




One of my favourites - I am always going to love this sculptress and her works.


I am forever fascinated by three things - texture, rust and shadows, and this sculpture has them all!




I had to drool over the texture and colour in this...I'm a sucker for purple and copper at any time!




I encourage you to check out the first link above;  had I included all the sculptures I'd hit the limit and beyond on this post.  Watch for a future post on the 2016 winner of the People's Choice Award - it was a doozy!  

I'm wondering what goes on sculpturally in your area,  Is sculpture a big thing? And do you sculpt yourself?  If so, you know the drill - comment with a link to your work if you have it!  

22 comments:

  1. WOW Win! Looks like you had a wonderful day! My 2 favorites from your pics are the Maple Seed and the colorful mother and child. TFS!
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    1. It was a fabulous day, not the least of which was the opportunity to chat with my daughter on the road! And I'm all over anything that Rabi'a does - her work is lovely!

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  2. Hi Win, this was a fun adventure!! So happy you shared it with us. There isn't much around here. It would fun to find something like that around here. There are some beautiful pieces that you shared. I enjoyed looking at them. Thanks again. patty

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    1. Yes it was, Patty - I loved spending the day there and immersing myself in such fabulous sculptures!

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  3. Absolutely amazing sculptures! Thanks for sharing Win Dinn!
    Here are some nice sculptures as well in my area - I always enjoy watching them. This here is my favourite - a few miles from my home.

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    1. They were, and are, Susi. That one you shared is astounding, too - it would be a favourite of mine, and I'll bet you visit it often!

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  4. Smiling at the Maple Key - try putting that one on your nose Alice!
    Ooooo and because, like you, I love rusted things Huge and Foolish appeals to me. As does Moments Later.
    Looks as tough it was a stellar day for mother and daughter!

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    1. Yes you would, given it's only half of the equation. :D It was a fabulous day, and a pure treat!

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  5. The weather looks good and the art work brilliant. Have a great weekend. Angela xXx

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    1. It was a beautiful day, one of the rare ones without the smoke of the wildfires we've had this summer. It was a treat on all counts, Angela.

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  6. Amazing sculptures, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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    1. They were outstanding, Shirley - hope you have a wonderful weekend in your part of our Canadian heaven, too! xo

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  7. Just LOVE that maple seed. We have quite a lot of sculpture exhibitions in this area, and a sculpture trail through the city. We picked up a couple of pieces in the last 18 months - a mantis and an echidna, both by local artists.

    On another subject, the turquoise filigree you were wondering about in my art journal is a wide washi tape. I love it as it is easy to embed into the background.

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    1. The maple seed is totally intriguing, and so very organic in spite of the steel construction. I love that you're picking up the organic pieces as well.

      I did wonder about the washi tape - I've not seen any that wide, and it's lovely!

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  8. Wow these are very cool how lucky to be able to enjoy them. I adore other peoples artwork and am really blessed to live in a place where the arts are important in the community. I only wish they would realize how important art is in our schools. It is always and afterthought because of lack of funding. Anyway thanks for sharing your bounty with us.
    I am still sans a computer so far this week but my husband is kind to share his so I try not to take advantage. Have a great and creative week my friend.

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    1. I feel fortunate to have this excellent sculpture walk so close by; like you I feel like public art and art in schools is a necessity! It seems that lack of funding is a common problem in the US and Canada for the arts.

      I'm most grateful that your husband is willing to share his computer while yours is being repaired - please give him an extra hug for me! xo

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  9. I am fond of the 'Let's Go' sculpture. Hope I get to see them in person.

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    1. I love that one too, Eileen - so hope you get a chance to see them all!

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  10. How wonderful! So nice you shared these :-)

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    1. Thanks, Shelby - I feel really fortunate to have such quality artwork nearby and readily available for a road trip! xo

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  11. Quite an interesting walk! I love when you share your adventures Win!
    Rochelle does not seem that into the photo part though! heheee
    hugs,Jackie xx

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    1. That made me laugh, Jackie - she was considering whether to choose it for her 'People's Choice' ballot and it was a tough decision! :D It was a fabulous show, and yesterday's trip to Nelson, BC gave me an opportunity to follow up on the participants in that city - just as good! xo

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