Monday, March 15, 2010

Art, art everywhere

Toronto is full of art and there is a lot of it out in the streets, in public spaces and private locations open to view. Sometimes, just walking around I trip over some statue or installation, there is just so much of it.

I've talked about the toy soldiers, the immigrant family, the freaky sculptures in the Historic Distillery District and the watertable under the Gardiner Expressway but I haven't talked about the family of plastic, headless elephants along the Don Valley Parkway.

Well, they aren't really headless elephants - they are planters in an installation called "elevated wetlands" by Noel Harding. This green installation uses recycled plastics to help clean the water and each planter supplies water into the next lower planter until it empties into a small wetland at the base of the sculpture.

You can find more art around the city from these links: City of Toronto Public Art, the City of Toronto Art Walk, Toronto Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Art in Toronto.

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