June 19, 2017
The Berczy Park Fountain, designed by Montreal’s Claude Cormier officially opens June 28th. I paid a quick visit to see this whimsical fountain on Wellington. Most of the construction fences are down now. Perhaps not everyone will appreciate the fountain’s almost disney-esque aesthetic, but it definitely brings smiles of delight as most people enter the square. The vibe is unpretentious and fun.
Public Art is a challenge. You simply can’t please everyone. And while this fountain can’t touch Chicago’s Cloud Gate or Joe Fafard’s cows resting in pasture among the Toronto skyscrapers, it has undeniable appeal. A good discussion of the current state of public art in Toronto can be found here. It’s ridiculous and it’s fun. I dare you to NOT smile when you visit it.
I have a few session’s worth of photos in progress and can’t wait to post them, once client art work has been finalized. If you are interested in bringing your beautiful dog in for a studio or outdoor session before summer holidays begin in earnest, please do get in touch!