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art imitates art

Sunday, June 10th, 2012 | tags: ,  |

Jacob Epstien "The Rock Drill" 1913-1915 (Replica)My first throught when I saw Jacob Epstein’sThe Rock Drill” (replica)  was that it must have been inspired by the Star wars battle droids.

Epstien’s original sculpture was constructed  1913-1915 – pre-dating the Star wars movies – arising from the turmoil of the onset of World War 1.

The sculpture is both beautiful and disturbing. It feels as-if the droid is sitting astride a  gatling-gun, firing it into the earth – killing the earth with extreme prejudice

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a girl, swan, and a monk

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 | tags: , , ,  |

Reading town has many sculptures, often hidden in unobrusive places where you stumble across them. Suprises in unexpected places.Very pleasing

Girl and SwanA girl and a swan

Sculpture by:  Lorne McKean

The girl and swan are easily found at the front of Arundel House, downtown. on Kings Road. I love the way the swan attached to the wall looks like it’s light, it’s flying. I find the seemingly nude, pre-pubescent female figue slightly disturbing

MonkMonk

Sculpture by: Elizabeth Frink

A fully covered, adult, standing monk has raised his left arm as if about to gesture. Less than 1,000 feet from the girl and the swan it is more difficult to find. Not on a main thoroughfair. In a garden on a quiet walkway within the ruins of Reading Abbey alongside Reading Gaol

I wonder why he’s raised his arm, is it a greeting or the natural swing as he walks?

 

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piercing humour

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 | tags: , , ,  |

Turin was littered with clever and humerous architecture, sculpture, art.  It was a pleasure to wander the streets and ride the trams. There was a bravery, passion , wit and optimism about the city that appealed to me.

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