On December 5th, 1978, Gans was in the hallway of a courthouse when he was shot him at point blank range. He was killed instantly. His friends, family and coworkers decided to memorialize him and his contributions.
When Freedom of Religion faces Freedom of Expression, is there a winner? Does there have to be?
The man, reminiscent of Atlas, is in fact Freedom of Religion, and he is carrying the faiths of the world in his hands.
She’s unadorned as the best truths are, and those are usually the most threatening to our world view. But should we feel that way?
As you walk under the rotunda and into the McMurtry Gardens of Justice, you will notice two large figures flanking the laneway. Who are they? What do they represent?
The problem with Peace through Valour, is that it can be easily be overlooked.
The collateral damage was extensive, something that Ken Lum doesn’t shy away from. You do not have to look closely at the 3D printed sculpture you can see piles of rubble in city squares, collapsed walls and what appears to be a destroyed church dome.
Peace through Valour was a gift from the Italian-Canadian community in honour of the more than 93,000 Canadian troops that fought to liberate Italy from the Nazis.
The statue adheres to the style of the day. In 1910, one didn’t question the rightness of war, only celebrated for the glory thereof.
In 1909, Canadian Senator James Mason commissioned Walter Seymour Allward to create a memorial that would commemorate Canada’s participation in the Boer War.