Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Sculptured Monument to Hockey - Sure Why Not?

Sculptor Tim Schmaltz thinks its time we have a monument to hockey. At least he did back in 2008. I guess the largest hockey stick in the world (Canadian kitsch, right column) doesn't count.

Where will it all end?

When I was a kid, we used to gather around the family crocinole board at night. How about a monument to crocinole...the sport that kept Canadian families together? Or, can you imagine a statue celebrating rugby in Canada with a pile of bodies and a ball sitting on top? Maybe Molsons might even throw in a statue to their iconic beverage?

Imagination can take us wherever we want to go on this one. Anyway, after having seen Canada defeat the USA in Olympic hockey for a gold last night, I'm in the mood for celebration. If Tim appeared at my door today asking for a donation, I might consider taking out a mortgage on my house.

Thanks again to the CBC for keeping up posted with another good blog entry and for the picture which I lifted. Please click here to be taken to the story.

And, while you are at it - why not check Tim's website out by clicking here.

Disclaimer: The Frederick Artwork Blog doesn't recommend mortgaging your house to support Tim's monument. (Well..I had to add this, the world is big and there is always somebody out there who is easily influenced)

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