May 30: Sculptures - What sculptures can be seen in your town? Show us a sculpture, or more from your town
August 2013 - Toronto ON
Located outside of the University Avenue Courthouse, this 20-foot-wide steel sculpture, created by artist Edwina Sandys (daughter of British Cabinet Minister Duncan Sandys, and granddaughter of Winston Churchill), consists of 11 human “pillars” holding up the roof a courthouse. Because the justice system depends on the participation of citizens, the installation is meant to represent the fact (as the plaque accompanying the installation states) that “we are the pillars of justice.” Moreover, the artist purposefully omitted one human column so that “a person can stand there or imagine being in the vacant space and ‘become’ the important 12th juror.