Toronto Public Art: Barbara Hepworth’s “Parent 1” April 1, 2015 By Brett in Art, History, Ontario, Photography Tags: Art, Canada, History, Inspiration, Public Art, Sculpture, Toronto 8 Comments “Parent 1” (1984), by Barbara Hepworth — Her modern work calls to mind Inuit forms. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~~ Thomas Merton Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
I like the way that limb hangs down over the head of the parent. Do you think the tree is trying to add a hair do to the figure? 😊 the saying by Mr Thomas is so true!
Very cool — The “hair” from the tree limb is a different way of seeing things! Thanks for the nice comment on the quote as well. 🙂
I don’t know all about art, but I know a great Merton quote when I see it. 🙂
Hi — where is this? I want to go see it for myself. (I hope you’ll give locations in future, so readers can follow your lead and visit these works of public art themselves.) Thanks for bringing this to our attention
Penny, thanks for your comment and asking about that. I should do a better job noting locations when I take photos. I believe this sculpture is near the intersection of King Street West and York Street situated just off the main sidewalk. Best, Brett
It’s OK — I often slip up myself. It’s just that I’ve never noticed this one so I’m glad you found it & now I want to see it too!