That is not a bench but we love it!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
One empty chair.
This sculpture is designed to celebrate a life lived, while at
the same time speak of a significant loss. Made entirely of
bronze, it consists of a solitary chair and table attached to a
circular "pool" base replicating the surface of a pond
complete with ripples as if from a light rain. The horizontal
surfaces of the table and the surface of the chair will
duplicate the water pattern of the base. Ripples will
emanate from the furniture’s points of contact, extending
the theme of the artwork and reminding us of the
repercussions of life and the continuous rings of influence we each have.
In order to imply youth, these objects will be
slightly reduced in scale. One leg of the chair steps beyond
the edge of the circle, perhaps about to leave, reminding us of Georgina's absence and
the uncertainty of life’s journey. On the surface of the table will be placed a single cup,or bowl, suggesting a moment interrupted.
In order to cast such a large bronze base, (almost 6') it will be divided into four
quadrants, resulting in a subtle cross, of sorts, which I feel is an appropriate detail. Over time, the Bronze will patina to a bluegreen colour. Ideally a garden of some sort could encompass this artwork, further activating this area as a source of renewal, a
gathering area and a play area for children, . . away from
the street, . . and will provide an energizing focal point on the lawn of St. Margaret’s.
Caring Family and Friends –
It is time to start fundraising for Georgina’s Bench – which isn’t a bench.
I wanted the campaign to be flawless, perfect, funny, poignant, heart wrenching, colour perfect, font impeccable, causing all who read it to throw open their wallets while wiping away tears.
This is not going to happen.
Gord Peteran, the artist, had an inspiration and moved much faster then we had ever imagined.
So with no time to wait we are asking for money.
Head over to georginasbench.blogspot.com to see the rendering of the bench, along with the Artist’s Statement.
Georgina’s Bench will be placed in the garden of St. Margaret’s, New Toronto, our family church. http://www.stmargaretsnewtoronto.ca
You can donate directly through http://www.stmargaretsnewtoronto.ca/giving/ and receive a tax receipt.
Put Georgina’s Bench in the notes.
Mail your cheque to
156 Sixth St, Toronto, ON, M8V 3A5
Make the cheque out to St. Margaret’s and put Georgina’s Bench in the Memo line.