Monday, November 7, 2011
Emmanuel Hahn's statue at Malvern Collegiate, Repaired.
I sighed with disapointment. It seems to me that sculptors get the short end of the art stick. People take their works for granted and more often then not the creator's name is metaphorically buried in anonymity beneath the work.
I felt a sense of relief when I found the CBC's article on this event on their website, for the creator Emmanuel Hahn was acknowledged.
The cenotaph lists the names of the boys of Malvern who fought and died in The Great War.
They were very young
They laughed and they cried
They fought and they died
Not for king, queen, or flag
But for each other
They were the Boys of Malvern.
The CBC article is a good one, for it tells of the love of a community for the statue. Malvern area families have lived through the generations in the Beaches community in Toronto and the story tells of Arnie Williamson, rallying the community to have the statue repaired.
Please click here to be taken to the CBC article, and to see how Emmanuel Hahn's artwork has impacted your lifestyle - check your pocket change. Hahn designed the Caribou on our quarters and the Bluenose schooner on our dimes.
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