Monday, 22 August 2011

Haliburton Sculpture Forest

It took us 10 years to discover this remarkable art gallery spread out over 10 acres of a forest reserve, only a few hours from Toronto.  You can see below some of the offerings by Canadian artists inspired and enhanced by the natural backdrop.

Curled Figures by Susan Low-Beer
Dreaming Stones by Kevin Lockau - A "mystical totem" made from granite boulders collected from the region.

Gelert by Mary Anne Backhouse

Fire and Ice: A Really Big Shoe by Charles O'Neil

To Cut or Not to Cut by John Beachli (Father and Son figures)

C to C - John Shaw-Rimmington

Redwing Frond by Darlene Bolahood

Sound Vessel: Forest - Metalgenesis by Don Dickson and Amy Doolittle
Forest Design in a rectangular prism of steel plates encasing sound rods which you see in the photo below

Sound rods inside the sculpture

This sculpture looks better from the inside than it did outside

Guardians of the Forest by Brett Davis

Kennisis: Horse and Rider by William Lishman
The red entrance to Fleming College's Haliburton School of the Arts

This is the loghouse farmstead on the grounds of the Haliburton Highlands Museum which you can see on the way to the sculpture forest.

The blacksmithery

And if you're lucky, he'll be there and he'll do a live demo and make a real metal hook souvenir for you...

There is more to cottage country than you think...

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