Big Head - Canmore, Alberta
N 51° 05.360 W 115° 21.324
11U E 615175 N 5661045
Quick Description: A striking sculpture -- named Big Head, a translation of the Gaelic Ceann Mór, a variation of the town's name. Located on 8th Street, at the Northeast side of the bridge over Policeman's Creek
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:17:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM6ZR2
The name Canmore originates from a town on the northwest shores of Scotland named in honor of King Malcolm III of Canmore. The anglicized version of the Gaelic Ceann Mór, Canmore has been variously translated as "big head" or, more likely, "great head" or "chief".
St. Albert artist Al Henderson designed the giant replica of a sleepy man's bald head emerging from the ground to the level of his mouth. He liked the idea of playing on the words Ceann Mór, and literally designing what it means.
Name: Big Head
Figure Type: Human
Artist Name: Al Henderson
Date created or placed: September 2008
Materials used: Not listed
Location: Not listed
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