Thursday, April 26, 2012

Laura Secord by Marlene Hilton Moore

Marlene Hilton Moore  is the sculptor who created this version of Laura. Laura is dressed in the fashion of the women of her age. She's certainly not the fashionable, elegant, Laura that has been trade marked for a chocolate company.

There's something of the Canadian understatement of our iconic figures in this work  When we look at this work we see ordinary Laura - who runs with her hands pulling up her long dress.  While her action of running through the forest to warn of American invaders may seem heroic - its just something that had to be done and plain old Laura was just the person to do the job.

1 comment:

  1. That is exactly what's wrong with this sculpture. There's no drama, no romance, nothing to interest any viewer. How is this image going to get anyone excited about Canadian history ? Only in Canada would an iconic historic figure be treated in such a banal fashion. Disappointing !


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