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Friday, March 21, 2008

Photohunt: Metal

When I saw that the photohunt theme this week was metal, I decided to feature some of the metal objects in my garden and on my deck. The top row left to right shows my metal wind chimes, metal washtub and watering can, metal sundial. Second row has my metal frog far left, another metal frog in the middle, and a metal hummingbird which I took last April when the flowers were blooming.You can always click on my montages if you want to see the individual photographs better. My second montage is of photographs I took at the NC Art Museum Park this week. The top left shot below is one of three ellipses which are part of Gyre, 1999 by Thomas Sayre (American, born 1950). I discussed this work on the previous post but in short it is made of concrete and iron oxide which were poured into trenches inlaid with steel bars for reinforcement. So, Gyre is, in part, metal. If you look in the lower part of that shot you can see Collapse I, 2000 which is also in part made of metal and I'll show that in detail. To the right of Gyre is a photograph of untitled, 2007 which is in the woodland part of the park and is by Ledelle Moe (South African, born 1971) who also created Collapse I. Both of these works are made from concrete, construction mesh and steel and are therefore partly metal.
The bottom left work in the montage above is Crossroads, Trickster 1, 2005 by Martha Jackson Jarvis (American, born 1952) and is in part metal. Crossroads Trickster 1 is made of brick, steel, mortar, glass, tile, and stone. The children surrounding Crossroads are live children and not sculpture. The bottom right work is Wind Machine 2002 by Vollis Simpson (American, born 1918) and is made of steel and other media. The artist spent his life designing heavy equipment for moving houses and after retirement in 1985 he started creating monumental kinetic sculptures out of found objects. Wind Machine is made out of old cars, trucks, bicycles, farm machinery, street lights, and highway signs.The shot above is a macro shot of an exposed part of Collapse 1, so you can see the way it is constructed with steel and concrete. The shot below gives a view of the whole work so you can get a better look at it. I really love this work and found it interesting that the inspiration came from fallen statues such as when statues of Stalin were pulled down.Happy Easter weekend to those of you who celebrate that and happy weekend to everyone. You can find other photohunters at the home of the hunt on Saturday at - or you can find early birds on technorati, here -

73 comments:

Criz Lai said...

Wow...great shots you have to share this week Carver. I loved the one on the fallen statue where you can see how it was built. I was surprised to see iron rods there as most of the time they will use mesh wires to strengthen the support.

Hop in for some fun this weekend in http://crizcats.blogspot.com/2008/03/photo-hunters-metal.html and/or have a look what the metal teeth cat did in http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2008/03/photo-hunters-metal.html . Have a nice weekend!

ellen b said...

Hi Carver,
You really found some beauties for metal! Have a wonderful Easter.

pat said...

Wow - all such great finds for "metal" this week!!

Happy Weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

Very beautiful and interesting post this week. Metal is such a useful part of our life.

jams o donnell said...

WHat a wonderful selection of metal. Have a great weekend Carver!

littlepolaris said...

hi carver, happy easter!
You share a lot of metal photos this week and it's really nice.

mama meji said...

Wow these are great art pieces! I love the fallen statue of Stalin -well, after that frog piece from your garden. :-) (I collect frog pieces -not necessarily metal).

BlurMommy said...

Great photos! Now why didn't I think of all those things around my house! Have a great Easter!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wonderful montages! I admire the diversity of your entries. The fallen statue of Stalin is a magnificent shot. Mine is just a simple entry but hope you can still drop by to check it out. Take care and have a great Easter.

keeyit said...

Unique metal in museum..

Happy holiday~

Natalie said...

Wow, great photos! You had no shortage of ideas on this one. I struggled a bit with mine.

jmb said...

Great lot of photos for this week's theme Carver. I like all the metal things in your garden.
Happy Easter weekend

Napaboaniya said...

Wow craver, you sure have lots of metal stuffs in your yard. The statue looks huge, can't imagine it's weight!

Happy Easter & I hope you're enjoying your walks.

Randi said...

You show many lovely metal photos!
The fallen statue is my favorite!
And I love the metal in your garden.
Happy Easter Weekend

leslie said...

These are awesome shots! I love that Collapse 1 figure. Just amazing. :D

danielctw said...

This weeks theme. I kinda have very little metal shots. But found one.

Nice metal stuffs

danielctw said...

By the way, this is my post for the weekend

Metal Steamer

Barbara H. said...

That is a great collection. I especially like the close up and the legs.

pelfy said...

Wow! That's a lot of beautiful shots for this week. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend (=

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Nice shots for this week! The statue is especially great.

Trinity said...

Woooowwww what a huge metal collection you have here Carver! the one on the left below montage is cute.. LOL

Happy Easter, Carver!

Rooms in my heart

Joyismygoal said...

wonderful, you and I think alike --anything rusty is cool I love you outdoor pics and all of them esp the galvanized tub I have one too

ancient one said...

Hi Carver, you really went all out for this week.. Love that fallen statue.. Good Post!!

YTSL said...

Great entry this week, Carver. Looks like you spent a lot of time on it. Particularly love that last picture of the fallen sculpture. An amazing and thought-provoking work of art.

Lana G! said...

Carver, these are great!
Happy Easter!

Rach said...

Lots of metal there! Happy easter :-)

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo what a great post for the theme. I love the fallen statue. wowow! thanks for sharing it.

Jen said...

I really really liked your shots this week! I loved that you took a shot up close so we could see how the fallen statue was made. Have a great weekend!

Huey said...

Whoa lovely metal objects you have here. I thought I love those in your garden and deck, but I think I love others too!

Jenn said...

My eyes popped when I saw your pics. Great interpretation of the topic. Happy Easter!

My hunt is not up, too:
http://janu-jenn.blogspot.com/2008/03/ph-metal.html

diXymiss said...

Great collection of metal shots. The "fallen" statuary is very compelling. ThanX for the Mr. Linky.

Lynn said...

As always, Carver, you have a lot of great things to share. I like the metal decorations you have in your garden. I love wind chimes.
Why didn't I think of that, lol. And I just have to laugh with your quip on "the children surrounding Crossroads are live children and not sculpture". :D

ipanema said...

you have great things made of metal! love them.

Happy Easter! :)

Blessed Chic said...

Wow, great shots :)

I love the last photo, very unique.

Happy Easter!

Dragonstar said...

That's a lot of great metal. I love your second frog.

Sean said...

Impressive~!
Great shot! have a nice weekend!

Please visit My PhotoHunter here~!

Thanks~!

karen said...

some very pretty metal pics!

FRANCINE said...

thanks for being the first commenter of my entry even if i posted it early this morning and havent submitted it at tnchick's site :-)

enjoy the lenten season :-)

Sabine said...

Carver, that's an amazing metal collection you have here! That must have been a lot of work. Oh, and the shots are beautiful too! :)

I wish you a very happy Easter!

P.S. I have moved my photohunt (and other photography, from now on) to my brand new photo blog.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my metal post and have a great weekend.

Deb said...

Great collection of photos, Carver :)
My favorite is the wind machine!

I loved reading all of the background material you provide for your shots. Thanks for doing that :)

Have a great weekend!

dawn said...

They are all some very great shots of metal.

have a great weekend!

Ivan Girl said...

what a great display of the metal theme! i like it. :)

happy photohunting!

Sue said...

These are all great shots! Happy Easter :)

Melli said...

Well Carver! When I got here I thought... hmmm... Carver had a little trouble deciding on an item this week... ... but as I got IN to your post, I found that Carver had a LOT of trouble deciding!!! ROFL! You have some really COOL items there though! I think I would have had a hard time deciding too!

WillThink4Wine said...

Excellent collect of metal, Carver. I love how imaginative artists can be with their pieces. Incredible!

the teach said...

Wow, Carver! You did an outstanding job on METAL! Tnchick should pick out yours as the best post! Such great photographs! Happy Easter! :D

Carin said...

Hi Carver,

You have lots of metal in your garden. Nice entries for the theme.

Happy Easter.

**"Liza"** said...

Ohh you have a lot of wonderful metal here.I hope a Wonderful Easter!Take a peak on mine here and here if you have time..;) Happy weekend!

Katney said...

That museum park must truly be a fascintating place. I would love to stroll there.

Cindy said...

Your garden looks like a peaceful place to be. Love the shot of the stone legs and feet.
My metal is here.

bingskee said...

is the fallen statue made of metal, too?

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent photos, great entry, happy easter

Tokenhippygirl said...

What a really great selection of shots! Happy Easter!

JC said...

Excellent shots and post... well done! I also LOL at the real live children remark :-D

PowersTwinB said...

Wow Carver! Great photos! I love the explanations you gave too! Have a Blessed Easter sweetie!

Pato & Pearl said...

Now these are really great collection of metal pictures. Everyone of them is interesting and I'm torn for favourites..hehehe

Pearl - have a good weekend

arlene said...

I super love Collapse 1! What a unique piece of art!

starnitesky said...

Very good choices and very interesting.

Happy Easter!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. Someone asked if the fallen statue was metal. That is Collapse I and took fallen statues as inspiration although it started off being built that way. It is the one I showed the close-up of the concrete and steel bars so it is part metal. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

Jenty said...

Wow, great shots for the week. The last one is really impressive!

JesieBlogJourney said...

Wow! That's a variety of metal in different forms and shapes.

byrningbunny said...

I love all of your choices. I was happy with the gardening choices. Many of my favorites. But then the art that followed was incredible. Very nice choices for this weeks theme.

Flo said...

These pictures are great. So much metal. I love the things in your garden.
Mine's up over at Flo's Place

The Author said...

These are wonderful photo for this weeks theme.

Have a great Easter egg hunt!

Patricia said...

What an interesting post, Carver. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by the creek this weekend and for offering prayers for Rose's family. Blessings in your Easter!

Sammawow said...

Excellent metal for today!

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots...simply love them

I am a bit too busy with my work now, which will continue, so couldn't visit your blog for sometime...anyway, I will check your other posts later whenever I will get the break.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful gallery of metal.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

A. said...

A great series of pictures. Your garden looks wonderful and the art park - well, I'm just about to go and read the post I've spotted all about it below.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my photohunt. This has been another fun hunt for me. Interesting all the different ideas people had for the theme.

jam said...

I like your piece of snapshot on the art pieces inside the Art Museum.

lissa said...

that's a lot of metal finds. as usual all great choices for photohunt.

just saw your flower closeup shots and they are quite beautiful. you excel at taking these shots.

thanks for visiting our photohunt.