Everyone seems to have an opinion or two about this art installation in the middle of the road in Calgary. It’s located on the 96th ave bridge and is called “Travelling Light”.
I’m a big fan of art in Calgary. I was part of a smaller group of people who was excited about Calatrava’s Peace Bridge. I am extremely excited about the St. Patrick’s Island bridge. These are works of art, that not only act as art, but are also functional. And many people can admire them from up close and from afar.
I’m not saying that art always has to be functional. I love seeing installations like Wonderland, and the street art along East Village, Stephen Avenue and Victoria Park, but we need to start looking at ensuring that the funds for a public art project is well spent. This installation cost $470,000. It’s one giant blue ring in the middle of the road.
Maybe we could have divided the funds to create several art installations throughout the area? That’s just my opinion.
But who knows…perhaps one day, we’ll come to admire this piece of art and become an iconic landmark in the city. I’m curious to see how everyone will feel about it in a few months time. I haven’t seen it up close myself, and I tend to not be so judgmental about the artistic value of the installation itself. Perhaps we should just be more mindful of the cost and the actual impact it will have on bettering the city’s culture.
It’s growing on me, to be honest. It still seems like an insanely inflated expense and I’m very curious about the selection process involved, but I’m not hating it. I’d actually hang out in it, if it wasn’t on the side of an ugly road.
I drove by this the other day and was so confused.
While I havent seen this yet, I’m sure one day it would be iconic or more so infamous like the Peace Bridge. But what do I know, I mean I just noticed today that a c-train stop at downtown has a “swarm” theme
WHY DOES CALGARY GET COOL ART WHILE HERE IN EDMONTON WE GET AN UGLY ASS PILE OF SILVER BALLS
I LOVE THAT RANDOM ASS PILE OF SILVER BALLS OK
IT COST $600,000 TO BUILD AND BLINDS YOU WHENEVER YOU DRIVE BY THOUGH……
Edmonton and Calgary have the best art pieces lmao
Sure it looks silly now but wait til they build the orange portal. Best public transit in the world