KITCHENER — Historical leaders are often immortalized as monuments, but their checkered pasts have sparked a lot of recent debate.
Sculptor Timothy Schmalz says he’s had many thoughts about the destruction of sculptures in this region and around the world.
Schmalz is a figurative artist based out of St. Jacob’s. His pieces are installed worldwide.
Some of his most reputed work is on display in historical churches in Rome, at the Vatican and the Homeless Jesus.
“To destroy is easy, you just have to kick over something, you just have to throw paint,” Schmalz says. “What’s more difficult is thinking and being creative and actually not destroying, but creating.”