Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Hammer Blow

I've posted a number of pictures lately on St. Louis Daily Photo of the sculpture Kindly Geppetto by Tom Otterness in downtown's Citygarden. The last couple of them (here and here) have been titled Geppetto's Hammer because this old woodcarver in in the process of whacking little Pinocchio to bits with a gigantic mallet. Not kindly at all. I find the work dark and fascinating.

But here's another hammer: a view of the north leg from inside the curve. It looks to me like a titanic blow from Thor or John Henry or maybe Maxwell blasting our city center.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

bel effet, surtout le reflet dans l'arche. avec la taille de la personne, on peut se rendre compte de la taille de l'arche, impressionnante
nice effect, especially image in the ark. with the size of the person, they can realize the size of the ark, impressive

Virginia said...

I agree with Olivier. THis is a breathtaker for sure!
V

Meri said...

Striking. Abstract. Visually compelling.

Snapper said...

Bob this is just excellent. What a pair of eyes you have. I love the b&w image today on your St. Louis blog too but for some reason, the comment function didn't work there. That monochrome shot looks deceptively simple but of course I know it wasn't. Another wonderful example of seeing beyond the obvious. Two more pages to add to your arch book. Found a publisher yet? May I suggest Clarion Books in San Francisco?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Most interesting photograph. The angle says it all I think.

Pick a Peck of Pixels

jeannette stgermain said...

I like the boldness of this photo -it looks like a ship is coming straight at you...

Carina Felice said...

nice to meet you at blogosphera! so nice, that I will follow you work.
hope you see more shoots as soon :)

Namaste/\

Carina & her Lens

Nihal said...

Wow, what a perspective! EXCELLENT!

Nethra said...

The sky is the best thing here. :)

Nathalie said...

The little person on the right is perfectly placed to give us an idea of the Arch's monstrous size.
Nethra is wrong - the sky is far from the best thing there :-)