Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ghost #2

                In a previous post , I described how I found 10 pieces of sculpture and that I would  show  what we have in Red Deer As far as sculpture is concerned.

               This sculpture shows a railway worker pleading with a little dog that has his foot on the worker's two dollar bill. The sculpture refers to the struggle the workers had to look after their money. Credit Unions were formed in the 1930's and 40's to look after worker's money. The local credit union funded the making of this sculpture and of course it sits in front of the Credit Union.

Carefully trying to retrieve his money

What is this guy trying to do?

A stand off!

24 comments:

  1. I like this one Red!
    It's going to be fun seeing what else is around your town.

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    1. Yes, some of them make you stop and think about things.

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  2. That sculpture really appeals to me. I've always had a love of sculptures in general though not, of course, of all sculptures. This one stands out and speaks to me.

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    1. I like these as they are of similar materials but by different artists.

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  3. A nice sculpture, so special with the dog. Have never seen such one before.

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    1. The ones I'm going to show are similar as they show stuff about life.

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  4. These really are a cut above the average.

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    1. Yes, they are well done and worth it.

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  5. A fascinating piece of work - I am enjoying this series.

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    1. They all have their own merits. I'm glad you like them.

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  6. And I see the snow is almost gone, Red. Very interesting sculpture! I would never have known what was going on, thinking maybe he was just getting ready to pet the dog. :-)

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    1. Yes you have to look for the money. In this photo the money is under the snow.

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  7. oh, gosh, that's cute! can feel the apprehension from both sides!

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    1. A couple of others could have the cute label.

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  8. Pretty funny, the military here used to pay in 2 dollar bills

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    1. Two dollar bills weren't that common here.

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  9. Your town seems to be remarkably rich with public art.

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  10. For every land sale a certain percentage is kept for public art. As you might well imagine there are those who are horrified by this practice.

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  11. Red I didn't know you're in Red Deer, this is only a hop, skip and a jump away from the city! If by chance I'm heading to Calgary anytime in the near future I'll get in touch with you and maybe we could meet for a coffee? I'd love to meet you!

    Cute sculpture.

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    1. Sounds like a good plan. I'm ready for coffee.

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  12. Our son just got back from Grand Cash. He was delighted with the longer days AND in seeing the Northern Lights! I looked up Red Deer on the map...Now I know just where you are!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    1. Grande Cache is a super area...a little too much coal though.
      Yes, we're right between Calgary and Edmonton.

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  13. I like this one Red..looks like you have a bit of snow hanging around:)

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