Big Head - Canmore, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wing.and.a.prayer
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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 11

Long Description:
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 or use 'Unknown' if not known: Big Head

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Al Henderson

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: September 2008

Materials used: Not listed

Location: Not listed

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