This being the year of the horse, another public equine sculpture was drawn to my attention in Montréal.
Heffel Fine Art Auction commissioned Joe Fafard to create a sculpture of Emily Carr. In 2005, a patina coloured bronze of Emily Carr (1871-1945) with her monkey Woo, her dog Billie and her horse was completed in an edition of seven. The three auction houses in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal have an edition in front of their buildings for all to enjoy 24/7.
Emily and Friends is tucked into the side of 1840 Sherbrooke with all looking to the west. If you walk quickly or drive by this sculpture you may miss it. Not monumental but smallish and intimate it stands between window and driveway. The close bond of affection and trust Emily Carr shared with her pets is felt when standing beside this memorial.
My rendition in pencil of our dog, Kleo.