“For the Love of a House” by Tim desClouds
To commemorate the 2017 150th anniversary of Alderlea, the beautifully restored 19th century mansion in downtown Brampton overlooking Gage Park, the City of Brampton conducted a national call to artists for the creation of a signature public art piece. That sculptured work of art was formally unveiled on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as part of Culture Days weekend - a national celebration of culture and community.
Tim desClouds created For the Love of a House, fabricated by Milligan Iron Works, a replica of the original building, complete with artistic illustrations venerating other purposes the property has served down the ages, for the Salvation Army and Royal Canadian Legion. The gingerbread corbels meticulously placed alongside alder leaf reproductions make sitting on its bench a whimsical throwback to a time when alder trees filled the meadow and Victorian children enjoyed a rollicking game of hoops and sticks in the yard.
Come to Alderlea at 40 Elizabeth Street, Brampton to enjoy this new piece and to celebrate the convergence of art and history in our community!