Shadows / Light (Blue)

‘Shadows / Light (Blue)

A different take on the image featured in my last post – this time with a blue tinting . It’s less stark somehow. The interesting thing about shadows is that they rely on the strength of light for their definition. Without the strong light there is only the object that is projected . There is a wonderful cinematic quality in great shadows. Recolouring the image in blue in this case is just adding to the cinema of light.

‘Valkyrie’ Vandalised

‘Valkyrie’ Vandalised’

I posted a photo of my favourite Auckland statue just a few weeks ago in Statuesque Sunshine , and some time ago in Statue: ‘Valkyrie’.

The statue, a fountain actually, had suffered losing its flow of water during a recent drought, and the gates to it had been locked for the past couple of years for reasons unknown.

But now this final indignity:

A local newspaper reports of the vandalism and ruin of the bronze and marble monument.

I was quietly stunned, and saddened.

Utterly pointless…

The statue may not be able to be repaired, the news article states.

I hope some restorative magic can be applied to the once lovely work, I really do.

If not, I feel that I have lost a friend of sorts.