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An $80,000 sculpture by local artists Anna Williams and Erin Robertson is going to be installed at the new Longfields OC Transpo station in Barrhaven.
The installation will consist of four life-sized bronze sheep sculptures herded by a bronze border collie, and a single black sheep mingling with commuters on the platform.
I’m all for public art, and I have even come to terms with the cost of the installation – which incidentally would pay for my monthly bus pass, at current rates, for more than 80 years.
What I am less enthusiastic about is the insinuation that bus riders are like sheep. Sure, we are herded like tiny cattle every morning on the way to work, but do they have to make it so explicit?
And what about that lone black sheep? Why is it that the one individual, off on its own, refusing to be herded, is the black sheep? Everyone knows the connotation of the black sheep. Is that really the message we want to portray here?
Oh OC Transpo, you got me again…
And really it’s my own fault for not checking the schedule before I left this morning. But who would have thought that the first O-Train trip of the morning would be more than an hour later on Sunday than it is on Saturday?
You know what difference that hour makes? It means that there’s no point in even waiting for the train at all, because I can walk the distance in about 40 minutes.
So I walked today. Which would have been fine if I had known ahead of time that I was going to be walking – but I didn’t.
If only I had one of those fabled downtown-Monday-to-Friday-9-to-5 jobs that our city’s transit system was designed for.