I had to stop to admire this fence in Sooke the other day.
The lines evoke the feeling of motion – – the motion
of water and fish.
I like the way the shadows and light shift & change, just the way they do when looking into water. My hat’s off to this artist, Renaat Marchand I’m a fan.
I especially appreciate art with a utility, as well as beauty. It’s not just art stimulating emotion – – it’s a fence serving a purpose. Cool. (My hat’s off to the folks who committed to more than a typical panel barrier, too)
I googled Renaat Marchand, and it turns out he’s made more art at Ed McGregor Park, just down the road from the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina.
He’s even created the Mermaid Chair for the movie of the same name. It was shot around these parts a while ago.
Apparently, there’s another commissioned fence around about. The Lavender Fence. I’d love to see it, but don’t know where it’s located. Have you seen it around?
Instead, it’s this street library that’s charmed me. Within a few blocks of my brother’s home in OBrien Lake neighborhood, is The Book Barn. Like the street libraries I admire so much in Victoria, this one reads:
‘Take a book,
Leave a book’.
Grande Prairie is an industry town surrounded by expansive farmland. Perhaps this library’s host-family grew up on a dairy farm?
Do they miss getting up at the crack of dawn to do chores & milk cows?
Just around the corner & down the street is another gem!
Small town friendliness must be catching. I also figure this has gotta be a kid-oriented neighborhood.
This particular street library has a sign that reads: