Tag Archives: Sculpture

Reaching in – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Hands’.

Some of you will notice that doing this sort of thing is a theme for my wife and myself, sometimes it is the only way other than visual means to interface with the sculpture or ancient stone, touching may not be allowed, in this case it was, well there was nothing to say not to.  And sometimes the casting of the shadow makes us feel we are part of the object, that we were always waiting to become part of its realised form.

‘Reaching in’, Tremenheere sculpture garden, 2016.Reaching in

Ken

Chair of plenty – Friendly Friday: Chair

This Friday, Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

This week’s theme is Chair. I’m looking forward to seeing your entries!

Well I had just been editing this for XingfuMama’s Pull up a seat challenge, so I thought I would also give it another shot with a slightly different crop and take on the editing process here.

‘Chair of plenty’, Castle Drogo, 2015.Chair of plenty

Ken

Interior exposed – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #45 – Street Art

This week Patti challenges us with:

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44 is your chance to highlight Street Art in any form, such as posters, graffiti, prints, stencils, sculptures, or installations. We’re looking forward to seeing the art you found on streets of the towns and cities close to home or all over the world.

I have mentioned in a previous post that my collection of graffiti is somewhat limited, something which I really should remedy.  So here is a sculpture, or rather four that make up the whole thing, I could not help taking several pictures of it when we encountered it while visiting Copenhagen at Amaliehaven.  The Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro created various sculptures for the park, including these four large abstract columns.

‘Four’, Copenhagen, 2017.Four

‘Monolithic’, Copenhagen, 2017.Monolithic

Ken

Faces – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: April 18, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

This week a photo from the Eden project in Cornwall, a group of carved wooden posts which look like faces.

‘Faces’, Eden project, 2017.Faces

Ken

Baa! – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: April 11, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

Well this week I thought I would continue with the sheep theme from last week’s oddball and add this photo.

‘Baa!’, Arlington Court, 2019.Baa!

Ken

Smoking Blue – Weekly Prompts: Blue

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Blue’ as the theme for their challenge.

As we begin the month of April Susan and I have chosen a photo challenge relating to the color BLUE as the shade most appropriate to welcome the return of spring with its blue skies, fresh air and babbling brooks.

So  this photo came to mind of a large Blue sculpture at the Eden Project. It measures nearly nine metres tall, weighs 20-tonnes, and fires out vapour rings, thought to be the world’s biggest ceramic sculpture at the time it was unveiled at the Eden Project on Tuesday, May 22 2018.

It is called ‘∞ Blue’ (Infinity Blue) and it pays homage to cyanobacteria, one of the world’s smallest living beings.  Created by duo Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers), Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.

‘Smoking Blue’, Eden Project, 2018.Smoking Blue

Ken

A Japanese man reading on an Oxen

Last week for Kamie’s oddball challenge I posted this picture:

Reading

Kamie wondered what the back story was, so here is a very brief synopsis.  It is a bronze sculpture and it is of a man dressed in a traditional Japanese travelling costume, he is sitting on the back of an ox, and reads a book while he travels.

It depicts either the statesman and scholar Sugawara no Michizane (845-903) or the itinerant Buddhist priest and poet Botanka Shōhaku (1443-1527).  It is suggested that Takamura Kōun (1852-1934) is the sculptor.  The sculpture was donated to Dyffryn gardens by Grenville Morgan in 1951.

References:

https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/a-japanese-sculpture-at-dyffryn/

http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1682811

Photos:

And here are a few other photos I have taken of this sculpture.

Ken