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.


  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.

  2. Magnificent, and very beautiful!

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


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

  5. That is one stunning looking sculpture

  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.

  7. I would love to see these in person.

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

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

    All the best Jan

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

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

  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.

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  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.

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

  22. Remarkable! Thanks for sharing these.

  23. @Carol: thanks!

    @Mari: that they are.

    @Beatrice: they did!

    @Mike: a good description.

    @Cloudia: wow indeed!

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Klara: it is.