The white poodle sits high above, looking down on we sneaker-people and our bedazzled leashes. Head and haunches are angled just right for passersby traveling north, south, east, west.
Montreal artist Gisele Amantea’s controversial aluminum-cast sculpture stands 7 feet tall atop a 25 foot pole at 18th and Main. ‘It is based on and is a representation not of a living poodle but rather of a porcelain figurine,’ Amantea says. ‘The kind of object that might be found in any number of shops along the street.’