Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Legend Of Aataentsic

Here are more perspectives on the topiary sculpture Mother Earth: The Legend Of Aataentsic, with the animals rising up around her. She was quite a highlight of the event. I mentioned when I started this series about music or sounds being included with some of the sculptures. That was the case with this one; I distinctly remember one very appropriate melody on one such visit- this cue from John Barry's score for Dances With Wolves.

34 comments:

  1. That's a fine sculpture and I love the animals that surround her. Makes me think of how we're all connected, even through our stories...this could just as well be Eve of the old Hebrew tradition.

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  2. Magnificent, and very beautiful!

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  3. Great, organic sculpture. Love your close up photos!

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Beautiful sculpture! Your photos capture all her best angles.

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  5. That is one stunning looking sculpture

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  6. @Lowell: the idea of a mother earth, by whatever name, resonates among many cultures.

    @Kay: definitely!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Janis: thank you.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Maywyn: she certainly stands out.

    @Bill: it was my favourite overall.

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  7. I would love to see these in person.

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  8. This is so wonderful in combination with the music, just awesome.

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  9. I too want to see it in person! Stunning!

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  10. Another great aboriginal legend. I'm always impressed with the detail and creativity with this medium.

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  11. @Janey: it was a wonderful event to have taken in.

    @Jan: the music and sounds were quite appropriate. With the Glenn Gould piece, they had selections of his music softly playing.

    @Nancy: it certainly is.

    @Red: this one was amazing to behold every time I came.

    @Sharon: it definitely is.

    @Marleen: I agree.

    @Lady Fi: indeed!

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  12. I went to Wikipedia to read of the legend of Aataentsic. Quite a story but I wonder why all of these beautiful topiary for a female that brought evil and pain.

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  13. Only when you see people in the photo do you get an idea of size. I am really impressed with the range and size of the sculptures you have been featuring in your blog. They look magnificent.

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  14. So beautiful. I love the water fall flowing from her hand!

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  15. Incredible and many thanks for the Dances With Wolves link.

    All the best Jan

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  16. love the waterfall. what a great feature. ( ;

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  17. These are fantastic pieces, each on their own and all together too!

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  18. @Catalyst: it is quite an unusual story.

    @Fun60: this one was a lot bigger than life sized!

    @Tamago: it was certainly something I took note of each time I was there.

    @Revrunner: one of my favourite scores, and I was delighted to hear it there.

    @Jan: you're welcome!

    @Beth: that it is.

    @RedPat: definitely!

    @Lois: I agree.

    @Stuart: very cool.

    @Bill: she is indeed.

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  19. These are incredible topiaries and your photography is excellent!

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. These topiaries are so amazing that they blow me away, William. It must take an amazing amount of time and patience to create these.

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  21. Saw this on your Facebook page - breathtaking!!

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  22. Remarkable! Thanks for sharing these.

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