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 - PhotoHunt or you can find early birds on technorati, here - photohunt