Spirit Catcher!



You'll find the Spirit Catcher in Barrie, Ontario which is about an hour north of Toronto. I had two shots of this massive sculpture, one with the boy and one without. I decided to show the shot with the boy to give a better sense of the size of this work. It's really quite amazing - when there's a little wind the Catcher's feathers start to flutter and it makes quite some noise. Although parts of Barrie are a bit bleak, it seems the city is quite forward-thinking in some respects. Spirit Catcher is part of the Barrie Gallery Project, a program to bring more art to public places. Something I can  certainly get behind!

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20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Je veux le même !

J'ai vu ce matin que j'étais encore sur l'ancien Blogger, ouf, j'ai gagné un jour !

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it's massive indeed.You did a perfect job with your camera, the composition is wonderful.Thanks for the link, now I'm going to visit to know more about.
Happy weekend,
Léia

VioletSky said...

my favourite! I love photographing this. Good that you put the boy in the shot as one really cannot appreciate just how huge this thing is!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is amazing!

Judy said...

I did not even see the boy till I read your post! The sculpture is truly massive, and yet so interesting. I just had to sit and stare at it for the longest time! I wonder what the feathers sound like when the wind is blowing...

Gary said...

Great shot and sculpture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lowell said...

Wonderful Spirit Catcher and it was good that you included the boy for a sense of scale. I would not have thought it was that big!

JM said...

Fantastic! Great shot.

VP said...

Impressive and eye catching!

Meghan said...

I am glad you showed the boy too or I wouldn't have been able to tell how huge this is. Nice job!

uberrhund said...

Beautiful and awesome in scale and feeling!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love this sculpture and have posted about it a couple of times! One of my favourite sculptures of all time. :))

RedPat said...

I've never seen it in real life! The boy is great in there.

Emille said...

wow, love the angle you took of this sculpture - I love big sculptures anyway! One of my regrets: probably am too old (and too feeble, because one needs to be strong to do such a big piece) to learn how to cast metal sculptures.

Randy said...

Wow, that's impressive.

Kate said...

Spectacular; I'd love to see it and hear the sound of it's feathers in the wind.

Regina K said...

Wow this is an enormous sculpture, glad you included the boy. I bet those feathers sound musical in the wind!

Halcyon said...

@Regina & Kate - the sound is rather eerie. Not so musical really, but a very distinctive sound!

Gunn said...

Alessi design or an angel?

Hilda said...

I love it! Their gallery project sounds fantastic too.

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