Snowm'n - Toronto, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ras258
N 43° 38.560 W 079° 23.124
17T E 630224 N 4833452
Quick Description: Two perfectly formed snowmen, corn cob noses included, can be found at the south entrance to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 5:06:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMCRCP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
These larger than life black snowmen stand to each side of the south entrance of the convention centre. They each have the traditional three balls, of decreasing circumference, forming their bodies and each has a corn cob nose. Even though each circle of these snowmen is rounder than the snowmen most of us are able to make the surface texture of these snowmen looks like packed snow. They have no other adornments to let us know if they are male or female snowmen and make do without hats or scarves. They stand very close to the driveway, which circles in front of the convention centre, and luckily they are protected by two metal posts in front of them, good thing because the posts show signs of contact with vehicles.

Snowm'n is one of the featured pieces of art (#19) on the City of Toronto's Art Walk - Toronto's Outdoor Art Gallery. Link: (visit link)

"Snowm’n
Fastwürms, 1997

Nature is referenced with the two sculptural objects, titled Snowm’n that stand like guardians at the entrance to the semi-circular driveway of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. These benevolent gatekeepers conjure associations with one of the earliest forms of sculpture undertaken by many children in Canada. Themes of wider cultural inclusiveness are hinted at through the corn cob noses, (a food staple of North America’s indigenous people), the dark colour of the figures, and the gender-neutrality of the title."

You will find these snowmen outside of the convention centre, on the north side of Bremner Blvd., just west of Simcoe Street.
Title: Snowm'n

Artist: Fastwürms

Media (materials) used: Bronze

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): South entrance of Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Date of creation or placement: 1997

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