Monday, May 7, 2012

Park Sculpture/Our World

 Moirai, Alex Robertson Park, Pickering

My husband and I were walking along a Hydro Marsh trail when  - imagine our surprise! - we came upon these amazing sculptures carved out of recycled hydro (utility) poles.This is just a sampling of the sculptures there.

 Eagle/Aquila

Sculpted by Dorsey James who resides in Pickering, these deities, wizards, magical creatures...were installed in 2001 and renewed in 2011.

 Thor

Alex Robertson Park is an enchanting place indeed!

Owl/Hibou

Click  HERE to see tons more photos about Our World.

46 comments:

Kate said...

It takes foresight and planning to be able to create these wonderful sculptures because the tall narrow shapes must be a challenge. There are wood carvers here in our area who create marvelous objects, figures from trees after they have been cut down. I've watched them demonstrate at the state fair in August every year, and they are very adept with their huge saws and other tools.

Sandra said...

these are amazing, he is really talented, the detail is incredible. i like Thor and the owl, beautiful work and a wonderful idea to recycle those poles

Halcyon said...

These are really beautiful! I especially like the hibou. :)

Betty Roan said...

This is a great way to recycle old utility poles. Talented sculptor.

Jill said...

Such amazing talent!

Kathy said...

These are really snazzy!

Paul in Powell River said...

What a novel - and great looking - idea!

Stephanie said...

Such a creative idea, such beautiful sculpture!

Shammickite said...

How lovely, to be strolling along and to come across these carvings. I'm especially fond of the owl.
To whit to woooooo!

Michelle said...

Really beautiful and such detail!

TexWisGirl said...

holy smokes! really nice!

Judy said...

These are just amazing! What a pleasant surprise it would be to happen upon these wonderful sculptures while out on a trail!

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful! What wonderful talent. :)

Sylvia K said...

These are fantastic! And what a use of those old poles! That takes talent and Dorsey James obviously has a whole lot of talent! Delightful! And so are your captures for the day, EG! I love them and would love to visit this park! Have a great week!

sylvia

Gary said...

These sculptures are incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Amazing art works! Very creative and beautiful.

Lew said...

Great sculptures! The first could be titled "Girls with a twist".

RedPat said...

Wow what a treat to stumble upon these!

Deb said...

Great find, really enjoyed seeing these. They are all impressive and Thor is magnificent.

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful and such talent!

Joyful said...

Fantastic find. What awesome treasures to come across on a walk through the forest.

eileeninmd said...

Cool sculptures, the owl is my favorite. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!

La Principessa Errante said...

What a delightfully enchanting concept. These are really very well done, and a great use of old utility poles to boot.

Buttons said...

These are amazing I really want to go here now. I love artists they are so clever.
It would be fun to spend time with you too. :) B

NixBlog said...

Great shots of these wonderful sculptures!

KB said...

Great pics. I have pictures of the beach to share this week.

Snap said...

These sculptures are wonderful. What a treat to come across them on your walk. I love that they are recycled. They remind me of the postcard I posted recently about Galveston and some of the oak trees that died from hurricane Ike being sculpted. Smart folks!

Arija said...

What a great way of returning the trees to their natural habitat and embellishing the countryside.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderfully sculpted, and I love that they were done from recycled hydro poles.
K

George said...

These sculptures are beautiful. What a great use of old utility poles.

Carver said...

I love the sculptures and very cool they were carved out of utility poles.

bettyl said...

What a lovely surprise and such talent in carving! Wow.

bettyl said...

What a lovely surprise and such talent in carving! Wow.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I loved these sculptures so much, I wanted to know more about the artist, and googled his name. There were several interesting sites. He went to York University and continues to teach high school. He sure is talented! I really love the sculptures. isn't it great when you're out for a walk and discover something totally new?

Ebie said...

A very gifted artist. Look at those intricate details, wow!

ladyfi said...

Such graceful sculptures - I love that first one in particular.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Amazing and treasured find. Wow!!!

Andy said...

Wow you were not far from my doorstep! Did you see the faces on the trees? If not checkout my posting for directions.

NatureFootstep said...

intriguing pieces of art. Especially that owl. I would love to photograph them. :)

Indrani said...

Wow! Superb creations!

kanak7 said...

Amazing sculptures! And to think they were made from recycled stuff!

jewaicious said...

What beautiful compositions of the sculptures....the artist so talented with details.

Karen said...

Wow! these are amazing and a great way to recycle old poles.

Rose said...

These are wonderful! I would love to happen on something like this.

Gillian Olson said...

Very interesting sculptures, and what a good idea to reuse olf power poles. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

I LOVE the first sculpture
the lines and curves are lovely
and the way you captured the sun on it is perfect

a great way to recycle and create art

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