Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shiny plastic people

This is a curious sculpture, outside a bank building not far from the gates of McGill University. It's called "The Illuminated Crowd" by Raymond Mason. I won't go into the all the deep inner meaning of the piece; you can read about it here if you're interested.

The Illuminated Crowd.

Current events are once again disheartening, be they terrorism or politics on either side of the Atlantic. Ugh. At least we're having summery weather once again and the vegetable garden is growing nicely. It attenuates the stress of world events.


  1. It looks like a giant butter sculpture!

  2. P.S.: I just read the "deep inner meaning." I so much prefer when artists and curators allow ME to find my own meaning.

  3. Walt, nothing to do with the above but, amidst all the grimness over a recent event in your country of residence, I want to share a howler with you that I heard yesterday on a TV Quiz, which might raise a welcome smile:-

    Q. To which religious figure is the Cathedral of Notre Dame dedicated?
    A. (From flustered contestant). Nostradamus!

  4. Focusing on the garden is the only way to stay sane.

  5. dear me!
    It looks like Bill Reid's sculpture in the Vancouver Airport !

  6. mitch, oh, you're right (about the butter)!

    raybeard, lol! Thanks, I needed that!

    chris, unless the moles, slugs, and aphids get the better of me!

    michael, hmmmm, I'll have to look that up.


    1. michael, thanks! I found it earlier, and you're right.


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