Untitled

Untitled

Location:
Government of Canada Building, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Whiten, Colette
Text author(s): 
Whiten, Colette
Installation year: 
1976
Remarks on location: 

Ground floor

Description: 

Silhouettes of human figures in wood or concrete. Engraved thoughts appear on the silhouettes and photographs, on the walls.

Text of the artwork: 

Al speirs

 

Freedom. I live my life,
to let
others live
theirs
as we wish

 

I live at
Sheppard and
Addington.
I have lived
there since
my daughter
nancy was 2
years old

 

I am a
very important
person

 

I be
getting
married
in two
weeks so
still be
the
last
Alice
I'll be
down
as Jile
Grant

 

Dr. I. Reid
Divine is the
work to
relieve
pain...

 

Atlas is shrugging

Text theme: 
Personal thought
Architect(s): 
Shore Tilbe Henschel Irwin Peters;Dubois and Associates
Document(s): 

Art in Architecture. Art for the Built Environment in the Province of Ontario

Boyle, William J. S., Jeanne Parkin (1982).  Art in Architecture. Art for the Built Environment in the Province of Ontario. Toronto : Visual Arts Ontario, p. 276

Persona: the sculpture of Colette Whiten

Chandler, John (1978).  Persona: the sculpture of Colette Whiten. Artscanada. vol. 35, p. 4-14