‘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.
…another take on the impressive Māori canoe in glass, situated at the entrance to the Auckland Art Gallery. the vertical sculpture points to the sky…
‘Spirals, Curves & Lines’
Shipping container art and livery: a wolf howling at the moon.
Some things cannot be, erm, contained.
The need to howl, to let it all out!
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.
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.
Close up of monochromatic artwork by Tongan artist Sione Faletau on display in a downtown Auckland public space. Repetitive motifs are a feature of his work.
‘Softly But Strongly’
… a motto inscribed in stone, an arrow grasped…
‘Sculpture In The Stream’
A modern art sculpture,
, in central Christchurch, bold against the blue sky. ‘Dahlias’
‘Watch Over You’
…we all need that one that will…
‘Get A Grip’
…on yourself, on reality, just…get…a …grip…
‘Rolling With The Tide’
…be baptised, not capsized…
‘The Other Side Of Fear’
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom” – Marilyn Ferguson