Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Spheres of Botero? Site Specific Public Art 2

An exultation of volume in its sensuousness and openness

Sculpture in the public arena is at times neglected here in Trinidad and Tobago. One of the ugliest on public display is a modernist white washed drab of a obelisk occupying the precious grounds adjacent to the President’s House. But art has a tendency to reinvent itself and by observing with an unorthodox eye, surprises can spring up, on a path unknown. In 2005, the influence of Japanese’s manga finds a home, This is no "Fly Flat" Takashi Murakami sculpture, but it reflecting on the female form and deconstruction.

Cast in iron with a patina of rust with a nipple top to add playfullness to the piece

The perfectly cast spheres are lined up kitty-corner to each other. At the top of one, a ring is capped with a nipple-est ridge. However, intentional or not, the capping device is removed from the second sphere which can also be used as filling container. The size of the spheres suggest a playfulness to the human form and circular indentation lends itself to the simplicity of these buoys.

A classical canon found in a field consists of a surprise, and being surprised by the existence of it in well kept grounds. View this public sculpture off the Diego Martin Highway, Trinidad, West Indies


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