I do not doubt that the Wonderland Sculpture in Calgary is the city’s most impressive public art. It is unique, a head-turner, and great work of art. You have never been to Calgary if you haven’t seen, stood and wandered in and around it. Yes, you have to walk around it – both near and from afar to see how the image of the sculpture changes.
Is it a girl’s or a boy’s head? Will the sculpture’s gender matter? Will your perception of this work of art change based on its gender? I didn’t really know until now (as I google more information) that this is a girl’s head. While looking at it up close and personal, I just regarded it as a human head.
It is mind-blowing how the artist bends those metal rods to form the shape of a human head.
The Wonderland Sculpture perfectly stands in front of the tall and chic Bow Building. It beautifully blends in with the glass-mirrored walls and its surroundings.
If you gaze at the sculpture and look up at the modern skyscraper, they seem to be comfortable with each other. Certainly, one complements the other.
You can definitely go inside the head through its two doors. Wander inside and look up – and you feel like you’re in a Wonderland.
Jaume Plensa, a world-renowned Spanish artist, designed this inspiring creation. When he unveiled the sculpture to the public, he explained, “I believe the architecture of our bodies is the palace for our dreams.”
Beyond its photogenic and artistic value, Wonderland is a fabulous addition to Calgary’s urban landscape.
Hostel / Hotel in Calgary
There are two hostels in Calgary: HI Calgary Hostel and Wicked Hostel. Both are within walking distance to downtown and accessible to public transport. If you want to stay in downtown Calgary, luxurious and mid-range hotels are everywhere. You can book your accommodation via Booking, Expedia, , and HostelWorld.