Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday Treasures

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I walked past this sculpture with a friend last week, and she commented on it. I was annoyed with myself that I couldn't remember the story behind it. I searched my blog and didn't find any mention of it, so that made me feel better.

Lineal Order - George Boileau, 1989

Located at 71 Simcoe St. on the steps of the Symphony Place condominium, the man appears to be a little stern but then you see the little boy along with the architectural motif on the wall.

As you look closer you see a bronze statue of a bare footed man wearing an overcoat. Is he ruminating on his past?
Behind him on the wall is ‘his shadow’.

The clothing is timeless.  The motif on the wall suggests a simple home, also timeless, the shape that all children learn to draw. A simple structure, embossed on a high rise luxury condominium building. 

A small boy stands on the other side of the stairs. He too is bare foot and wearing a coat. Is he looking towards his future?
 He is looking toward the shadow on the wall.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (“the more it changes, the more they stay the same").


  1. Interesting, they seem a bit melancholy to me...

  2. ...the first image with the shadow is a work of art! It seems to me that Canada has so many wonderful sculptures in its public spaces. Thanks Jackie for sharing this fabulous post.

  3. Melancholy is also the thought that comes to mind.

  4. Fascinating sculptures. It's fun to imagine what story they tell, isn't it?

  5. Jackie,
    It is definitely interesting. They are both wearing overcoats but they are both barefoot!

  6. Interesting combination of statues and art. - Margy

  7. What a thought-provoking piece of art.

    Thank you for linking at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World


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