Harry Malcolmson

  • Sculpture in Canada

    CANADA’S IS NOT A LOGICAL shape; the country exists in contradiction to, not in response to, geographic and economic conditions. The country’s history is an attempt to impose a horizontal shape on the vertical rivers, watersheds and mountain ranges. It’s always a struggle to hold Canada’s 20 million people together. A glance at a map indicates the states of the United States are locked together, but Canada is open-ended, its centrifugal parts must be constantly pressed together.

    Culture, and most of all art, has always been an important device to bind the country together. Art is expected to have