The world has not lost a great man, said the bronze carving on the walls of the historic Queen Elizabeth II Memorial in Ottawa.
“There are no words to describe the majesty of the statue,” said the Canadian artist, who has created sculptures, murals and installations throughout Canada.
“But I think there are a lot of people who don’t know about it,” said Jean-Claude Brancé, whose sculpture, called “The World has Lost a Legend,” was installed in April 2017.
“And it’s not just about that,” he said, explaining the statue is an example of what happens when you have something that is unique.
“You have to try and make something out of it, or else you’ll never be able to do it.
So it’s a story of what happened to a great country that is a symbol of all the things that can happen to a country.”
The sculpture features the face of the Queen Elizabeth, with a tattoo on her left arm.
Her right arm is covered in gold, and she wears a white dress and white gloves.
The sculpture was created by Jean-Philippe Deléche, an artist whose works have been displayed in Paris and in London.
“It’s a very unique piece that I think is really a reflection of the people of Canada,” said Brancère.
“The people of the world know who she is and know what she’s doing and they have to see it and they’ve got to know about her.”
“They’ve got the power to change the world.
And they’re just waiting for it to happen,” said Stephen Harper.”
We have to do everything in our power to make sure that this beautiful, extraordinary, magnificent statue, that we have at the front of the Canadian capital, stays with us.”
Brancé said the sculpture will be located on the ground floor of the Memorial, and visitors will be able see the entire process from start to finish.
The bronze sculpture has been part of the building since 2014.
The artist said the process began when he and a friend visited the memorial site, and realized that the memorial’s original bronze doors were not sturdy enough.
“I wanted to create something that was going to be durable and would hold up in a lot more places,” he explained.
The artist’s sculptures have been featured in museums in Paris, the United Kingdom and other countries.
Brancè said he hopes his work will be appreciated across the globe.
“Canada is such a special place.
It’s an amazing country, so I’m very proud to be a part of that,” Brancier said.”
This project will be something that the people in the world will have to come to the Canada to see.”
He said the piece is inspired by the stories of Indigenous people, and will be used to remind Canadians about the “continuing struggle to survive” in Canada.