Thursday, November 3, 2011


Ancestors by Michael Dennis, photographed Nov 2009.
Sage with Clouds

Mountain Ash

Ornamental Grass Penticton
Michael Dennis lives on Denman Island BC. He is the sculptor that created Penticton Ancestors there; three large cedar figures installed on our waterfront in Spirit Square in September 2009, representing the Spirits of our past, even should I say our bygone Saints. The figures will continue to change as they age, being cedar, going from a gentle brown to an ancient grey color as time passes. All our visitors get photographed beside them!....
Apparently I am not only old, I am not only a forefather or a great-grandpa, but I am also an ancestor, according to the dictionary. Fortunately, I am not a sculpture, yet, like all those other English chaps like Sir Titus Salt for instance. I don't somehow think I ever will be either....thank goodness?


Filip Demuinck said...

I like the ancestors shot.


Desiree said...

The first picture is really striking, Michael and shows the sculptures to perfection!

jennyfreckles said...

Love those sculptures - and I can imagine how beautifully they will age - as I'm sure you are doing Michael! Even if no-one makes a statue for you.