Saturday, 27 December 2008

Public Art Day

This piece is not mentioned in the public art registry. I'm certain it is by Bernar Venet. He has done a series of pieces which consist of various configurations of these massive arcs. The pieces don't seem to have titles but they may be numbered. 

12 comments :

Virginia said...

Like your angle. Snow makes everything look better!
I'll bet some skaters could have some fun on these. Wonder if they've tried.

altadenahiker said...

I thought that was sand at first, but it's snow, right? Typical Angelino.

Bibi said...

I am not sure I like this "art," but like Virgina says, snow makes everything look better. Your photo is good though, even if I don't care for the art!

Laurie said...

I'm on the same page as my fellow commenter. First, I thought sand. Next, I wondered about skaters!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

An interesting piece transformed for the season. I'm a great fan of Public Art too.

Hilda said...

I thought they were the ribs of some animal.

babooshka said...

It looks like a giant had broken out of handcuffs. Now please tell me someone else thinks that too? Hope ypu had a wonderful Christmas.

Bob Crowe said...

There was one of his works just outside of downtown STL in the midst of a complex highway interchange and exit. Drivers couldn't see more than a glimpse. You could walk to it with a bit of difficulty. I liked it a lot but the city removed it a few months ago and put up something less subtle and more eyecatching. Ars gratia artis. This picture in the snow is beautiful. Such graceful abstraction seems fit for the cold.

Thanks for your kind comment today. It was shot handheld, ISO 1600, 1/40th sec., f 4.5. The new Canon 5D Mark II is a dream - no noise at all at this ISO. Another NYC B&W on Sunday.

Virginia said...

No B , I didn't think handcuffs but I thought it looked an awfully like the remnants of huge truck tires when they have a blow out on the interstate.
V

jill said...

Hi Wayne, I'm finally getting around to catching up since your train trip. Hope your pre-mid-post Christmas days have been enjoyable.

Jilly said...

How beautiful this is with the snow. Loved yesterday's scene too - just heaven.

Ken Mac said...

This is wild, like shards of a tin can exposing its guts. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, Wayne.