The Three Graces - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: ras258
N 43° 39.836 W 079° 23.245
17T E 630015 N 4835810
Quick Description: Three beauties frolic in the water in front of a government building.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 1:05:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMCG04
I have never seen such forceful spray of water in a fountain. I found it hard to see the actual figures at the same time. It is interesting to read that the sculptor has made this an all-year fountain. I will come back in the winter to see what it looks like at that time of year.
"This steel and bronze fountain is a second piece in the Macdonald Block complex by Gerald Gladstone. The artist produced what he called a “a completely Ontario contribution to the art”, as the bronze for the figures was cast in Georgetown, Ontario rather than in the United States.
As Gladstone explained, “...the three figures are eight and a half feel high, each weighing about 1,200 pounds (540 kilograms). In their water sculpture setting, a spray two to three feet high cascades a waving curtain of water around and upon them. In winter, the water provides a dramatic ice-glazed effect of the statues, enhanced by 32 blue and amber lights at night. The water is heated to control the formation of ice. Two sizes of jets are used, one each for winter and summer. A wind control system regulates the water on windy days.”
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