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Monday, June 30, 2008

Odd Shots on Monday - "Mosaic Skull"


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11 comments:

  1. I thought that was Mexican for a moment. Quite spectacular.

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  2. No, it's not odd...it's awful! But that's me, I really hate skulls and using them as an art objects, patterns etc.
    Sorry.
    May-be I'm so much afraid of death?

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  3. What is this thing made out of? It is so large and colorful.

    It is a wonderful photograph and I have enjoyed it and have been trying to imagine why you were standing there in that location looking through the viewfinder and what you were thinking when you snapped the picture.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and for the comment there. I do my best to repay visits with visits and comments with comments.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville, Ohio

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  4. The sculptures are of concrete. The artist is Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002).
    The figures are covered with tens of thousands of pieces of hand-cut glass and mirrors and tens of thousands of stones. De Saint Phalle personally chose the materials from all over the world - coloured glass, mirrored glass, ceramic, stones, shells.
    These photos are of sculptures in the St. Louis Botanical Garden. Several of them were accessible to children for hands-on exploration.
    See my blog for Tuesday, 24 June.

    More info on the sculpture at:
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05E7D61138F930A15756C0A9649C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

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  5. I'm glad I got to comment after you have answered the questions. It's an incredlible piece of artwork. So pleased to see it's an open exploration piece aswell. t's magnificent, excellent choice.

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  6. I'm a big fan of skulls and that one is super!
    Great shot!

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  7. While I don't like seeing such, I can admire the artistry of such a piece. Definitely something odd to see in a park.

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  8. Some really unusual things end up in the art in public programs.

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