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Macqui, Tribute to our Maritime Heritage

Macqui, Tribute to our Maritime Heritage 

Artist:

Cecil D. Long

Location:

This work is located in the entrance of the Greater Moncton International Airport.

Description of Artwork:

This work is an abstract stone statue. It is light grey in colour and is simple in style. The carving is very careful and smooth.

Symbolism:

This work is about our ancestry, and sense of historical background. It represents all of the different people who have settled in this area and their struggles, personal and physical, to survive as a maritime people. It is to create a sense of warmth, community and acceptance. The work looks to our past and keen sense of survival as a people in order to understand the present and look forward to the future.

A Word on Artist Cecil D. Long

Although born and raised in Moncton, Cecil D. Long has traveled the world as a couture buyer and an artist. Returning to Moncton in the early 1980s, he opened up his first boutique on Main Street.

Today, Cecil D’s 134 has evolved thanks to Cecil’s passion and discovery of fine art. For the last 18 years he has been studying and creating unique artworks including both sculpture and painted pieces.

Combining fine art and clothing may not be the most common way for an artist to exhibit, but Cecil has successfully married both. He is presently in the process of sculpting a tree outside his store that will pay homage to our community.

Although Cecil’s work can be found in collectors’ homes worldwide, they can also be found locally at car dealerships, downtown restaurants and at The Greater Moncton International Airport, which showcases two one-cubic ton sculptures.

Cecil says that out of all the places he’s lived and visited, he will always consider the Atlantic region home, thanks to its great sense of community and the beauty of its people.

(Source: www.cecild.com)