Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sculpture - Police Headquarters

July 2017 - Toronto ON

As part of my ongoing quest to discover sculpture in Toronto we found these this week.

These sculptures are an allegorical triptych of elements in three distinct sites of the Police Headquarters building in downtown Toronto. The three elements may stand alone; together they form an unified narrative. There are three life-size realistically rendered figures performing three actions.

Artist Eldon Garnet 1988

Sculptor Les Drysdale commissions.

Little Glenn is a human-size bronze statue of a young working-class boy pulling a 22-foot-tall (6.7 m) stone obelisk in a four-wheeled cart. On the obelisk are carved the words "To serve and protect", the motto of the police force of Toronto.

At a side entrance, walking into the building is a male figure carrying on his shoulders a primitive support on which are balanced two books and two stone blocks.

In the central square of the building is a policewoman, police radio in one hand, a trowel in the other constructed a stone base.

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