Monday, May 16, 2011

Two Sculptures/ My World

Inukshuk, Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket

This inukshuk was constructed in 2002 by two Inuit students - Luke Ayaligak and Juanisi Jaw - from Nunavut (Canada's northeastern territory) to commemorate their visit.

Inukshuk: a stone structure in the shape of a person used by the Inuit to mark a location

"Eternal Peace", Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket

Sculptor Brett Davis created this piece bought for this park by several companies and given to the town of Newmarket in 2001.

Closeup of "Eternal Peace" as seen from the other side

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43 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've seen Inukshuk before, maybe on your blog. They are very cool.

The other sculpture is very interesting. Parts of it remind me of a bird.

Rachel said...

Very cool! I just had an inuksuk on my blog the other day too; although, mine did not last more than a few minutes and this one looks like it can stand the tests of time. I think they are so neat! Thank you for sharing this.

Kathy said...

One an ancient art form, the other modern. Great contrast.

Kate said...

Wow! I LOVE these sculptures. Great job of photographing them!!

see you there! said...

Thanks for introducing me to the inukshuk form of sculpture. Very interesting.

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots of cool sculptures. MB

aka Penelope said...

The Inukshuk is something we see a lot of in BC. It was a symbol during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, in fact. The more sleek and modern sculpture is an interesting blend of current and traditional First Nations. I love the symbolism of the open-ended circle with a wing.

Judy said...

Very cool sculptures...I love the stone one.

cieldequimper said...

I was introduced to Inukshuk in Qu├ębec and have since adored 'him'...

Martha Z said...

I find the "Eternal Peace" sculpture very moving. To me it looks like a mother holding her child up to her face.

VP said...

I like Inukshuk much more than the other!

RedPat said...

I like them both - great!

jo©o said...

Your world is choc-a-bloc full of interesting features. These are so exciting. I'm thinking.... that top one, wouldn't need much doing. I've got just the spot for it :-)

Sylvia K said...

Love the Inukshuk and the others are wonderful, too! Terrific captures and a lovely look at your world! Hope you have a delightful week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

they are both beautiful
I think I like Inushuk a bit more because it seems more organic

Carolyn Ford said...

these are really intriguing sculptures!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I liked these to sculptures a lot - great artistic works :)

Ebie said...

I love the second sculpture, its also an A-OK sign as I see it!

Jack said...

These are interesting contrasts. One is homespun and the other is highly structured. But they both draw and keep the eye.

Photo Cache said...

first time to learn about inukshuk - altho always wondering what it meant since there was once a blogger who uses that name. very cool.

Pretty Life Online said...

artistic place... Great shots!!!

Jacob said...

Those are very cool sculptures. The first one has a sort of insouciance about it that makes it live and the second is just a superb paean to the Hebrew notion of Shalom, the peace of total well-being.

VioletSky said...

I find the interpretations and preferences in the comments above to be really interesting.
I think I like the second one slightly better, though probably because it is so different and I've seen enough inukshuks

Luna Miranda said...

these are quite interesting. i thought the stone sculptures were Japanese. i will read up on this. thanks for sharing.

Gary said...

Beautiful works of art!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Inukshuk and the other sculptures. Great post and photos for your world.

Birdman said...

I really like these.

Kay L. Davies said...

They're both beautiful works of art!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Viola said...

Wonderful sculptures, and I think the first one is my favourite here..
:)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - for all the cleverness of modern sculpture, I still think that the traditional form is the more powerful - it just seems less self conscious.

Thanks for dropping into my blog - the possums we have here (and there are lots of different species) are a bit different to the North American opossums - as far as I know there is only one marsupial species that occurs north of Texas! I assume that is the species you have! From a classification point of view, all marsupials that occur anywhere in the Americas are considered to be rather different to Australian ones. But whatever the taxonomists say, they are still good animals to see.

Stewatr M - Australia

Al said...

Nice shots of some very interesting artwork. The first one remind me of the cover of a Rush album, Test For Echo.

lotusleaf said...

The Inukshuk reminds me of the stone sculptures people make when they visit sacred places. The sculpture is beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

The Inukshuk are so like cairns. They are marvelous.

George said...

I really like the Inukshuk. Thanks for sharing both of these.

ladyfi said...

Both sculptures are lovely even though total opposites - one an ancient art form, the other with graceful fluid modern form.

Randy said...

Nice, I would have to say that the first one is my favorite.

Eden said...

Interesting sculptures. Great shots.

Hooked on Memes said...

Beautiful sculptures!

My garden haven said...

I like the clean lines of these sculptures.
Rosie

snowwhite said...

Very interesting story and photos!I love the stone structure in the shape of a person. Inuit culture seems to have something in common with our culture, I guess.
EW WOW, have a nice day!

stardust said...

The first sculpture looks primitive, the latter is avant-garde. To me, "Eternal Peace" looks like a "Key" to eternal peace: when the Key opens a barrier, we are welcomed into eternal peace.

Powell River Books said...

What a nice gift to the city. When I first looked at the Eternal Peace sculpture my mind saw a woman holding a young child up in the air so they could gaze into each others eyes. From the other angles I didn't get that image. Interesting. - Margy

Dyche Designs said...

Love those.

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