THE VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE MEMORIAL MONUMENT/TƯỢNG ĐÀI THUYỀN NHÂN VIỆT NAM – MISSISSAUGA CANADA


The Vietnamese Boat People Memorial Monument in the City of Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Dự án xây dựng Tượng Đài THUYỀN NHÂN VIỆT NAM đang tiến hành tại thành phố Mississauga, Ontario Canada

(click the following link for more plan details – xin bấm vào link để xem)

http://www.vietboatpeoplememorialgta.com

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Project site: (Dixie & Burnhamthorpe ) In front of Burnhamthorpe Library – City of Mississauga, Ontario – Canada

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Site Plan up-to-date (Artist concept)

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Floor Plan up-to-date (Artist concept)

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Seating Place / Granite Seating Benches (Artist concept)

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Stainless Steel Stand (City’s suggestion / sample provided by Mississauga City Staff)

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Consideration to build the Vietnamese Boat People Memorial Monument

Although Monuments are often perceived simply as another form of public sculpture they are first and foremost reminders. We build the Memorial Monument to the Vietnamese Boat People  because those people are important to us for the values of the meaning “Freedom ”
In addition to communicating our beliefs and values from generation to generation, the monument also helps us to come to terms with the unknown, the unexplained and the mysteries of life- as well as with our deepest emotions, such as the pain we feel at the death of the “Vietnamese Boat People”.
 SURVIVAL THROUGH CELEBRATION:
‘The past is not dead history’ one man has written. “It is the living material out of which man makes himself and builds the future.” From our past comes the timeless, universal, and elemental truths that governed our earliest evolution determined our gradual development as human beings over aeons of time.
 THE VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE MEMORIAL MONUMENT :

The monument welcomes all tourists and visitors to walk  arround, there, they can see the allegory a sculpture of the boat carying a young family fighting with big wave on the ocean

The inscriptions reads as follows: ” Vietnamese Boat People Memorial “
It will be 6 feet tall bronze statue, cast on the base 3 1/2 feet tall by black granite  base and set on a nice piece of land in front of the Burnhamthorpe Library (Dixie & Burnhamthorpe)  City of Mississauga, Ontario – Canada.
A  Memorial Monument is influenced by the naturalist school of arts, created by a well-known Vietnamese Canadian Sculptor  named Pham, Thê Trung.  The artist escaped from Vietnam by boat to a refugee camp in Thailand and was later granted immigrant status by Canada in 1980 .

DETAILS

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1. Composition:

Describing the small boat is going to be sunk under the ocean, while being srtuggled with death. The artist want to express a motion of a family is seeking to freedom on the small boat.

2. The theme of the maquette:

Fighting with the  cruel waving storm the tiny boat is going to be sunk under the water. At last, the top of the boat is floating only.  The mother was so exhauted, but she was still clutch her child in her right hand, frightening with her eyes..The father was beside her and he was so worry, scaring but he was always hold tight on her for to protection in the last minute on this situation…But hopes is still …
Were they survived?
Once the viewer looked at the maquette was said: “The maquette is so powerful, the faces are heartbreaking! ”
and another was said:
” much emotional to remember the frightening on the ocean I would grateful to God had to rescue me and I know that I was stilll alive from the death because I was a boat person “

Copyright by Phạm Thế Trung, Sculptor.  All rights reserved.


1. Hình thức:

Diễn tả chiếc ghe đang từ từ chìm xuống trong lòng biển cả, chỉ còn bám víu vào mũi ghe trong lúc thập tử nhất sinh! Tác giả diễn tả một hoạt cảnh của một gia đình tìm đường vươt biển trên chiếc ghe nhỏ liều chết ra đi tìm tự do.

2. Nội dung:

Trong cơn sóng ồ dập nước tràn vào chiếc ghe nhỏ chìm dần chỉ còn nổi trên mặt nước cái đầu của chiếc ghe gỗ mong manh.. Người mẹ mệt nhoài nhưng tay vẫn ôm chặt đứa con thơ … với ánh mắt  sợ hãi, người cha ngồi phía sau với vẻ mặt hốc hác vừa sợ hãi vừa lo âu, tay choàng nắm vai ngưòi vợ để cố gắng bảo vệ trong bão táp phong ba … họ sẽ sống sót chăng?
Một người nhận xét:
“… rất xúc động để nhớ lại cảnh hãi hùng trên biển cả và tôi thầm cảm tạ Thượng Đế cho tôi còn sống sót… vì tôi là một thuyền nhân.”

Tác giả,
Phạm thế Trung.”

2016  All Rights Reserved.


Đại diện Ủy Ban Vận Động Xây Dựng Tượng Đài TNVN Gặp Gỡ Nghị Viên Ron Starr – The VNBPMM Advocacy team members meeting with Councillor Ron Starr

(xin bấm vào link để xem phóng sự hình)

The VNBPMM advocacy team members meeting with City Councillor Ron Starr

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MEETING ON-SITE MAY 3, 2016: UPDATED MASTER CONCEPT PLAN

On Thursday May 3rd, 2016 members of VNBPMM had a meeting with Mississauga City Staff to discuss details about the process of Vietnamese Boat People Memorial Monument project. The meeting was taken place at the front site of Burnhamthorpe Library where the future monument will be located.

City staff members, sculptor and architect for the project speak about the model sculpture,  landscape design, and monument structure at the meeting. A main topic of discussion was the updated master concept plan. This was another step  for City to have an overall review before the permit issued. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018

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