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#405104 - Sun Jan 06 2008 04:22 AM This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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'Sculpture' is a suggestion from BurgGurl. Thanks.
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#405105 - Sun Jan 06 2008 11:13 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Can't wait to see the pictures from those of you living in places with public art! I'll start things off with an old picture of some very private art - snow cats sculpted by my son, some years ago, now. The picture was originally taken with my instamatic and scanned onto the computer, so the size is off.


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#405106 - Sun Jan 06 2008 11:39 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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2/3 of the statues in the front yard of The Zambaccian Museum, located on the street where I live . From 13 to 38 years old, I used to visit it at least twice a month, every month. A lovely small and quiet place to spend a Sunday...

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#405107 - Sun Jan 06 2008 04:16 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This 'thing' sits right outside my office, and is named 'Song for Sophie'. If anyone can explain what the song is about, or what the sculpture is about, I would be very grateful. To me, it looks like a wrecked car.
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#405108 - Sun Jan 06 2008 05:24 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This statue stands in the central park of Nuenen (the Netherlands), my home town. (As an aside, this same park was also featured in episode 4 of "Band of Brothers".) It symbolises the region's different monastic orders supporting the region.

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#405109 - Sun Jan 06 2008 05:39 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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a boulder that has been sculptured, I took a picture of in a samll town that I have forgotton the name of.



Edit beacause I posted my my picture of the day here instead of this one


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#405110 - Sun Jan 06 2008 06:11 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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I am spoilt for choice here, but I am posting another view of one of my favorites. It depicts all the aspects of Hong Kong life, such as work, shopping, Tai Chi . This is a group of office workers, and someone exercising
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#405111 - Sun Jan 06 2008 06:57 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Ren, the fella on the left looks like he just emerged from a Monty Python sketch!
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#405112 - Sun Jan 06 2008 08:14 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Last year they had bear sculptures on a main street in our city with local artists painting them or designing them. The object was to raise money for Breast Cancer. This is one of them.


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#405113 - Sun Jan 06 2008 08:20 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Ren, the fella on the left looks like he just emerged from a Monty Python sketch!



That would be the famous Ministry of Silly Walks sketch, as performed by John Cleese

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#405114 - Sun Jan 06 2008 08:45 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This interesting group of musicians is in the arty Praga district of Warsaw, photographed in 2007.

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#405115 - Sun Jan 06 2008 09:16 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Oh yes! I had forgotten how hilarious that is! Thanks for the laugh.


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#405116 - Mon Jan 07 2008 02:00 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This shows a figure emerging from a wall at first glance but the more you look at it, there seems to be the profile of a face there. I'm uncertain if this was intended or not.

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#405117 - Mon Jan 07 2008 02:51 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This shows a figure emerging from a wall at first glance but the more you look at it, there seems to be the profile of a face there. I'm uncertain if this was intended or not.






Where is this one from TW?
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#405118 - Mon Jan 07 2008 04:01 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Where is this one from TW?



It's one of many creations to be found at the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley in Surrey.
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#405119 - Mon Jan 07 2008 05:48 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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First attempt with camera phone, a Christmas present - just getting the hang of how it works.

This little family group is only 3" high, and sits on my tv. I bought it whilst my children and I were going through some bad times.

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#405120 - Mon Jan 07 2008 08:53 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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For such a small (and relatively new) city, Lincoln's public art scene is pretty amazing. I had to choose which sculpture I'd post, and finally decided on the below because I happened to have already uploaded a picture of it to share with another friend of mine.



This is Iron Horse Legacy, a brick mural in relief in Lincoln's Historic Haymarket Iron Horse Park. The mural actually sits on the side of the original Lincoln Station, which still services Amtrak. The mural is sculpted brick by brick in various colors from a brick factory here in town that uses local clay. I know it isn't easy to see in my tiny picture, but the detail is amazing. If it's OK with admin, here is a link to the artist's website, including a slideshow so you can really get a sense of the scale of this piece:

http://www.imagesinbrick.com/portfolio_br_7a.html
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#405121 - Mon Jan 07 2008 10:53 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Lothruin, You said the detail was 'amazing', but I think that's putting it mildly. After viewing the slideshow, I'd say it is 'phenomenal' and I don't feel even that does it justice. Wow! The other works on the website were equally amazing. I would love to see that firsthand. Sandy
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#405122 - Mon Jan 07 2008 11:50 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This artist has done scultpures and murals all over town, for housing developments, community centers and works like the one above for the city. Every piece is just as impressive as the last, and we're a lucky city to have world-class art like this just scattered about. And that's just the one artist.
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#405123 - Mon Jan 07 2008 02:05 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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I've really enjoyed looking at all the sculptures!

This was from a trip to Hawaii last summer. I've posted some photos from here before - this is on the Big Island at "Pu'uhonua o Honaunau", or "Place of Refuge".

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#405124 - Fri Jan 11 2008 11:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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This group is in a cemetery in Ottawa.


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#405125 - Sun Jan 13 2008 04:34 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture'
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Some good statuesque photos. Let's see what can be done with this weeks theme of 'Patterns'.
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