SUNDAY POST: Wonderful

04 Nov

Last week I was at a conference in Manhattan, and walking down Park Avenue came upon these colorful aluminium sculptures in front of the building, The Seagram.  They are an exhibition of four monumental sculptures by the late artist John ChamberlainSoaring to a height of fifteen feet, the four playfully twisted sculptures are constructed from silver, green and copper industrial aluminum. The aluminum material has a reflective and texturized surface that respond to changes in the atmosphere, altering the overall appearance of each sculpture. Therefore, depending on the time of the day, light plays a pivotal role in adding another facet to exploring these wonders.

Jake’s Sunday Post is Wonderful, and these sculptures seem to fit the bill.


Posted by on November 4, 2012 in General, New York, Photography, Sunday Post


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20 responses to “SUNDAY POST: Wonderful

  1. Lucid Gypsy

    November 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Oh l love them – they look like people in yoga poses!

    • Shaanthz

      November 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Gilly, now that’s an interesting observation – people in yoga poses – if only I could do some of that 🙂

  2. Marion Driessen

    November 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    These statues are amazing and complex, and yet so simple, wrapping huge nails round and round. Your images have filled me with wonder 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      November 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Marion. These sculptures are on exhibit only for a few more days and I was happy to have seen the unusual sight.

  3. Colline

    November 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Interesting sculptures.

  4. jakesprinter

    November 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Really wonderful , Thanks for sharing my friend 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      November 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you Jake for keeping me challenged!

  5. restlessjo

    November 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful in a bizarre way.

  6. bluebrightly

    November 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Cool! I didn’t know he did these – he’s well known for the crashed auto/crumpled metal pieces – these are very different, but I can see the relation. The top one probably almost glows in the dark – that could be good for the next black-out, no? ; )

    • Shaanthz

      November 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

      It was an overcast afternoon when I happened to get these pictures, and the sculptures looked unusually bright – so I guess they might be glow in darkness.

  7. Shaanthz

    November 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Yes, it is different from the usual sculptures, and that is what prompted me to take a couple of pictures.

  8. Madhu

    November 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    They are nails aren’t they! To see beauty in the mundane is itself wonderful. To create a work of art from it is genius!

    • Shaanthz

      November 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Genius is right Madhu – they looked wonderful!

  9. Jo Bryant

    November 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Wow…what genius to make something so special from such an everyday ordinary object…I love it

    • Shaanthz

      November 7, 2012 at 12:25 am

      Thanks Jo – I just happened to be on that street or would never have known about it.


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