Sunday, May 12, 2019

Quite A Twisted Spiral

This work of art is one I've shown before, but it has been awhile. I took these shots on Easter Monday, the same day as those taken in the post from two days ago. Twist 1.5 is a 1978 sculpture by Alex Wyse and Ken Guild. Constructed of British Columbia fir, it evokes the spiral motif often found in nature. The sculpture resides in Major's Hill Park, and the landmarks in the background of these shots include the Connaught Building, the Chateau Laurier, Parliament Hill, and the U.S. Embassy. 

30 comments:

  1. Wood is a great material for art...

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  2. ...this is a fun sculpture to see again, thanks!

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  3. This is a wonderful piece of sculpture pleasing visually from every angle:)

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  4. An interesting work, to be sure. It is good to see Ottawa outdoors in sunshine.

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  5. @Italiafinlandia: it is!

    @Tom: I knew you'd approve.

    @Rosie: I agree.

    @David: it is.

    @Ella: a good way to put it.

    @Francisco: thank you.

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  6. I really like this sculpture. And you are showing it is very photogenic.

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  7. its such a beautiful piece, I have actually been in this spot a few years ago, I admired it so much, thank you for bringing us this today.

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  8. what an awesome spiral sculpture and neat photos too ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. I rather like that - and it's clearly great fun to photograph with almost endless possibilities.

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  10. I like it a lot and you found some great views of it!

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  11. I'm glad you showed so many photos as this piece makes you look at it for a while.

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  12. I like that sculpture, it's a great one to photograph.

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  13. Great job on the photos of the spiral!

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  14. I love the complexity of this sculpture. But, really, it's a very simple spiral, often seen in Nature. So complicated and yet not! And I like all the different viewpoints.

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  15. A fantastic sculpture with a lot of different views.
    Love the photos, William.

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  16. It's a wonderful piece. Very elegant.

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  17. I guess it's foolish of me to ask what it is. :-)

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  18. my Pop-Pop (grandfather) made something similar that would hang from a string and spin ... very cool in the wind. neat design. ( ;

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  19. What amazing sculpture, your photographs show it so well William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  20. A beautiful, and even fantastical sculpture.

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  21. @Jan: thanks!

    @Laurie: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @John: that it is.

    @RedPat: i like it too.

    @Red: it does.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Marie: thanks!

    @Shammickite: I agree.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Marleen indeed.

    @Revrunner: art can do that.

    @Beth: I've seen that.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Joanne: indeed!

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  22. Wow, it’s really impressive!

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  23. Great pictures of a stunning piece of art. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  24. I love the curves if this sculpture William, you have shown it so beautifully here ✨

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  25. I like this one a lot. Great shapes and you captured it to perfection.

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