Monday, June 14, 2010

Moose Scraps/ My World

Composed of vintage farm and other retired hardware

For those who follow my other blog (Another Slice of Life) here's another sculpture in the Haliburton  Sculpture Forest,  next door to the Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton, Ontario. I have posted a couple of other sculptures (click HERE and HERE) and still have a few more to share with you later.

Since 2001, the group has amassed a collection of 21 sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The collection is arranged in a maple forest with trails for cyclists and pedestrian.

The forest is operated by a non-profit organization and is free to the public in spring, summer and autumn, although the organization does ask for donations (a box is provided at the entrance to the forest) to help with the forests upkeep.  On Tuesday mornings during July and August, guided tours are an option.

View of moose's side, the one with the best light on an overcast afternoon

The forest is home to various wildlife such as white tail deer, woodchucks, pileated woodpeckers,  red fox AND - one of the wildest of all - "Moose Scraps" by artist Leo Sepa, which he created with found metal objects. Isn't "Moose Scraps" wonderful?

This sculpture is 2.5 metres (8 feet) high. Yes this moose is big...but very friendly. It didn't even snort, let alone bite me.





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45 comments:

Snap said...

I LOVE this moose! Love sculpture made from recycled bits. YeeHaw!

judi said...

fantastic, I do love your taking me to all the great places to see.

Halcyon said...

I love this one! So cute and very creative on the part of the students.

Small City Scenes said...

It's Moose. I love this Moose. Wouldn't he look great out in the pasture with the horses. YRS!!! MB

ewok1993 said...

that is such a cool idea. i would love to see one of our wooded areas inhabited by artistically created animals :)

Sylvia K said...

That is so cool! I love it! I do love this moose! Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful world with us! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

lisaschaos said...

He looks strong and ready to take on the world! I love how people create things like this. :)

George said...

I think this is so wonderful -- both the moose and the forest (park). I would think it is a delightful place to wander around year around. I'm glad the moose is friendly.

Kathy said...

He's definitely a beauty!

Rambling Round said...

An industrious addition to the forest.

RuneE said...

That moose must have had a serious case of anorexia. :-)

But, seriously - it was very well done and highlight more than one issue.

Barb said...

This sculpture forest is a wonderful idea - the moose looks right at home!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: Very cute and very talented.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's great in every sense! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Benikos place said...

Fantastic art composition!!!!

Becky and Gary said...

Aw, Tired iron. I love it. I think finding uses for old outdated machinery and parts are awesome.
B.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a brilliant piece!

Jacob said...

This I like at lot! It's amazing how someone can see this in his/her head and then put the thing together!

Martha Z said...

Yes, he's wonderful. Love it!

Tracy said...

Totally cool. I passed by an iron sculpture business the other day - nothing as elaborate as this moose though.

VioletSky said...

I love recycled metal sculptures. There's always something new and interesting to discover!

Larry D said...

Wow, that is an amazing sculpture!

Al said...

That's amazing, I'd love to take a tour of that place.

Indrani said...

What a magnificent creation. Thanks for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

Very clever recycling of machinery bits and pieces!

Carver said...

The moose sculpture is fantastic. I love whimsical sculpture which is how this strikes me.

Karine said...

What a brilliant creation!

Boom Nisanart said...

Cool Sculpture !

Jama said...

This type of moose I don't mind coming closer to! a great way to recycle those unwanted parts, so creative .

Ebie said...

Yard art? Love it! Hehehe, and harmless too!

kaye said...

so creative!

Rob said...

Love this sculpture piece!

Marites said...

I must say it's quite creative! Interesting too to be walking in the area and stumble upon those sculptures.

My World entry is here

Lynette said...

Wonderful sculpture. It's so much like a moose that I'm flabbergasted--thanks for the photo!

Luna Miranda said...

this moose is definitely photogenic.:p

ladyfi said...

What a brilliant idea! That moose is delightful!

Ann said...

Is a real moose 8 feet tall? This artist is so clever. It goes to show that art using recycled material can be beautiful too.

Arija said...

Delightful moose sculpture in a perfect woodland setting.

Icy BC said...

This sculpture is just fantastic! What a great creative mind.

see you there! said...

What a great moose. I really like found object sculpture. Must be a wonderful forest to hike in.

Darla

NatureFootstep said...

WOW..............this I like, a lot. :)

ksdoolittle said...

Incredible!!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I like your choise of motive :)
Are you in City daily Photo?

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I have now made a new page in my City Daily blog and linked to this web

http://lundcityphoto.wordpress.com/

Carolyn said...

I have been the Haliburton Forest but did not know this existed, I can hardly wait to visit when I come back in the fall! Your photos are great and the sculture is amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
Smiles and have a great week.

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