More than bronze bull statues: Calgary’s best outdoor art
I’m pretty into art, but I don’t know a lot about it. I find myself with some strong opinions about what I like and don’t like, but usually can’t explain the basis of those opinions – at least in terms of art history or art theory.
And that’s okay. Professional artists themselves often don’t have an extensive theoretical explanation for what they create – they sometimes invent the deep ‘story’ behind their pieces more for marketing purposes than to explain why they made what they made. (“The rubber chicken taped to the empty Kleenex box represents energy and sacrifice…” etc.). Sometimes (often?) artists make art are just because it looks cool. And that, in my opinion, is okay too.
With that preamble, we’re going to take a look-see here at what I consider to be some of Calgary’s coolest public outdoor art. Selected on no other basis than, well, whether I liked it. So check out my picks below, and let us know what you think. Twitter us your faves at @ciawesome or @agrantca.