The Bull On Georgia
Amidst the cars, the high-rises and the bike racks, stands a bull. A life-size bull. Royal Sweet Diamond is the work of Joe Fafard – an Officer of the Order of Canada who was born in Ste. Marthe, a small agricultural community in Saskatchewan.
This imposing bronze sculpture was installed in 2000 and is just one of many cattle that Fafard has created. Seven of his life-size cows rest in The Pasture in Toronto’s financial district. Claudia the cow lives outside of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Fafard enjoys celebrating the ordinary in his art. As he says: “I’m not trying to speak in a language that no one knows.”