Big naked people. Need I say more? Nearly a dozen giant naked people greeted me on the grounds of the Calgary Education Centre. Their indistinct genitals notwithstanding, the 21-foot humans – men, women, and children – represent a family of sorts.
Sculptor Mario Armengol titled this group of sculptures, Family of Man when he created it for Britain’s Pavilion at Expo 67.
I love public art, and love really big public art even more.
The statues stand in a small park surrounded by three busy downtown streets and a parkade. They were purchased by Maxwell Cummings and Sons, who then donated them to the Calgary Board of Education.
The mosquitoes were so bad the day we stopped here – I could barely stop long enough to take this handful of shots.