Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion 2011 - 2012
The Law Gardens Incorporated Commission
McMurtry Gardens of Justice, Toronto, ON
The McMurtry Gardens of Justice sculptures Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are based on the idea of the classical, for both the sculpture and the laws are exemplary in standard and long established in form and style.
Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are reduced to the essence of form and gesture; clear, pure, and singular. They represent the symbolic reduction of the complexity of law to its essence.
Freedom of Expression invites the people, as does the Law, to participate in the opportunity for each and every one of us to freely express ourselves.
Freedom of Religion, which holds aloft a sphere embossed with the symbols of the main religions of the world, is symbolic of maintaining and supporting the sacredness of our beliefs.
Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are scaled to the intimacy of the McMurtry Gardens of Justice. This distinguished garden is a place of contemplation, where one can sit in meditation or stroll through the contemplative space reflecting on the meaning of law.
Title, Medium and Dimensions
Freedom of Expression, Bronze, Granite, 305 cm h
Freedom of Religion, Bronze, Granite, Fiberglass, 427 cm h