Mural Monday – historical brick reliefs
On our walk around the Saskatchewan town of North Battleford this summer, besides the Allan Sapp murals I posted a few weeks ago, I photographed some stunning brick relief sculptures by James Marshall.
A short article about the commissioning of these works explains that Marshall specializes in the art of brick relief sculpture and that these pieces are all hand-chiseled.
The subject of the sculptures I photographed (found on the outside walls of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority liquor store, King Street and Station) are (as close as I can match them):
Pre-contact history of the North Plains Cree.
Lieutenant Governor David Laird and Government House.
Leaders involved in the 1885 resistance.
A paddle wheeler on the North Saskatchewan River.
I’m blown away by the detail and precision of Marshall’s craft. What a great (and lasting) way to commemorate history! More of his beautiful work is on display in Medicine Hat and Calgary, Alberta.