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Big Head in Canmore

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 26 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The name Canmore originates from a town on the northwest shores of Scotland named in honor of King Malcolm III of Canmore. The anglicized version of the Gaelic Ceann Mór, Canmore has been variously translated as "big head" or, more likely, "great head" or "chief". St. Albert artist Al Henderson designed the giant replica of a sleepy man's bald head emergind fromt he ground to the level of his mouth. He liked the idea of playing on the words Ceann Mór, and literally designing what it means.

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Haha, great shot! This looks more like an art installation to me. Fantastic and surreal!

26 Jul 2010 6:14am

k@ from Paris, France

That's super impressive half buried in the ground, i like the sensation a lot, spooky-great !

26 Jul 2010 8:24am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A stunning image. I wish the peace and serenity back soon into your life, Eric. Regards,

26 Jul 2010 8:53am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fascinating sculpture, I like it very much.

26 Jul 2010 9:24am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Stunnig!! I wish you the best health, peace and serenity back as soon as possible in your live!!

26 Jul 2010 2:26pm

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Blessings and prayers are with you, Eric, as you sort things out. Thank you for pre-posting these giants!

26 Jul 2010 5:13pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

so interesting. fascinating sculpture and great shot.

26 Jul 2010 5:19pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, what a thing to find on the street!

26 Jul 2010 6:23pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A little frightening !

26 Jul 2010 7:37pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
it is an interesting presentation and information. The previous photos, I looked at it. All are very interesting and excellent in color and detail reproduction, including today's photo. We wish you and your family all the best. Our thoughts are with you. Dear greetings Christel

26 Jul 2010 8:30pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

superbe oeuvre d'art très bien présentée et expliquée

26 Jul 2010 8:34pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely take Eric... I wish you and yours well, in our thoughts !

27 Jul 2010 7:05am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

This one looks kinda freaky ! Nicely captured Eric.

28 Jul 2010 2:55am

Sugata from Newark, United States

This "giant statues" series is very interesting!

28 Jul 2010 3:32am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great find!

28 Jul 2010 8:44pm


Très belle sculpture!!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

31 Jul 2010 7:24am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The artist did very well with this head! Whatever the origin, it looks fine to me and it can have plenty of interpretations!

10 Aug 2010 12:40pm

1/250 second
ISO 100
300 mm (35mm equiv.)