Art in Parliament Hill: themes and motifs
Other repeating motifs are the grotesques, sprinkled throughout the Centre Block to lighten the mood. Centre Block architect John Andrew Pearson wanted these to help people rest and clear their minds, says House curator Johanne K. Mizgala.
The Creation (1986) frieze, below the portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald on the left wall inside the MPs’ entrance by Joseph Jacobs, portrays the legendary Tadodaho. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster