Tuesday, 5 January 2010


This is my posting number 200 :-)
I will use this opportunity to say THANK YOU to my followers and everyone else who has taken the time to leave comments, which are always very much appreciated.
Todays photo is from Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts. It is one of the statues from "Broken Column" ( Click on the labels to see a few more of the 23 sculptures. ) They are all a copy of the artist Anthoney Gormley, and they are all placed facing 10 degrees west.

15 comments:

Catherine said...

We have an Anthony Gormley figure in Lismore Castle! He uses his body for the mould for all his sculpture figures, gets covered in clingfilm and then uses a straw to breathe thru and gets covered in Plaster and this is removed when it sets and is used as the mould for the bronze or whatever he uses to cast the figures! Seems like a lot of work but he probably gets a lot of figures from one mould!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_alkfOkg0fXk/Sb74xv60jYI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/nP9hHUGBAiE/s1600-h/P1000241.JPG
should link you to the photo of Lismore's figure.

Here is the link to the blogpost about the gardens.

http://deise-dispatches.blogspot.com/2009/03/devonshire-day-in-lismore-castle.html

Hope you visit my blog and maybe even follow it! I haven't yet been to Norway but have had friends and colleagues from there over the years.
Regards, Catherine.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very interesting method of making his sculptures, and placing them all facing 10 degrees west. I wonder what the significance of that is?

BTW, congratulations on your 200th post!

Kaori said...

Yay for 200! Congratulations! Looking foward to more lovely photos, like this one :D

VP said...

Congratulations for your 200th post!
I wonder what will happen to the 'meaning' of this work if some ignorant and lay hand would move it to 11 or even 12 degree...

Andreea said...

Congratulations on your 200th posting! I like the idea of the Broken Column and I like your photo, interesting perspective (I like the play of shadow)

cieldequimper said...

Congrats! I had to lol at VP so hard.
This is a strange work but somehow it inspires me to life life to the full!
Happy New Year!

John said...

I'm not a frequenter of art museums, but this display is intriguing. I like the way he has got the two shadows and they overlap to produce a third and darker image.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Wonderful art. Congrats on your 200th! Happy New Year.

Jacob said...

Things just get curiouser and curiouser! Better not let me get near that thing 'cause I'm going to do what VP fears, turn it to 11 degrees and face it East.

Of course, that could bring on Armageddon! ;-)

Halcyon said...

I especially like the shadow. A very interesting piece of work.

B SQUARED said...

Congratulations! Keep up the great work.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ah yes I thought there was something familiar - there are some statues of him on the beach at Formby near Liverpool although I've never managed to get to see them other than in photographs.

JM said...

You know I love this, I still remember the other photos.
Congratulations on the 200th post!

By the way, have you allready bought your air plant? :-)

Leif Hagen said...

An interesting sculpture and an artsy photo of it - bravo Gunn!
Congratulations on your 200th photo! Kind regards from your adoring fan in Minnesota

gogouci said...

So solitary and atmospheric.