Friday, 22 January 2010

Skywatch Friday - Black Totem II


This is part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk. It was conceived by Brett Whitley (1939 - 1992) and executed the year after his death by Matthew Dillon and Wendy Whitley.


A member of the Skywatch Friday community.

I am sampling the joys of Melbourne - including a day at the tennis. I will be back at my desk on Thursday 28th January.

44 comments:

JM said...

This is so amazing, especially the first pic! Great work, Julie!

Gunn said...

Soooo pretty!:-)
Thanks for sharing.

myletterstoemily said...

i know the focal point is the giant nest and egg,
but i can't take my eyes off that gorgeous blue
sky!

colleen said...

It speaks of potential and mystery. I'm wondering about the moon-like image. Is it really the moon?

lizziviggi said...

I love the first picture, and the way the half-circle jet trail echoes the curve of the sculpture.

Serge Cornillet said...

I like the big picture very much of this photos, there is something in the sky that adds a beautiful details, very nice.
Serge

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Wow, I would lie to see the bird that laid that egg. Great sky.

Jacob said...

Amazing sculpture and very beautiful photograph. The blue sky against that white egg is stunning.

Reminds me of my first acting experience. I didn't break a leg, but I did lay an egg. ;-)

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous blue skies and that is one BIG egg! What a unique sculpture! Beautiful capture for the day! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mrs. Lovely said...

Just beautiful!

Nancy C said...

I love this.

Julie said...

Yes that is a jet trail. It went on to say "Call home" ...

Rinkly Rimes said...

What an unusual sculpture! Particularly fine when shot against that amazing sky.

Leif Hagen said...

I'd like to see a bird try to hatch that egg!!

Riet said...

what a special sculpture.

Rob and Mandy said...

Very interesting sculpture! Wonder what giant will come out of this egg...

Regina said...

How beautiful! Awesome captures Julie.

Happy weekend.

Tash said...

Stunning art & photo. Demands attention & focus.

Artlover said...

Stunning photo. The contrasts are good and sharp.

Torsdag * 1952 said...

Good choice for SWF !!!

Hallo from Germany
Hartmut

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool shots, Julie! that sky is such a brilliant blue, neat sculpture also!

Me and my puppies said...

How cool is that! It's going to be one big bird!

J Bar said...

Wow! This is another bit of Sydney that I've never seen before.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Vicki said...

That's one big bird!

Enjoy your weekend in Melbourne.

Janie said...

That's one cool sculpture. I'd be looking up for the giant bird that laid the egg.

Ann said...

Very clever with the mirroring sky writing. Forgot about this series, must have another look at what I've got - again quite different to yours.

Rune said...

Beautiful pictures, wow :)

Jossie said...

Never seen such a huge egg. Beautiful blue sky.

ρομπερτ said...

There might indeed be "easiness" in the sky.

Please have a wonderful time and Friday as well.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful blue sky, - a perfect background for this splendid sculpture. If it wasn't so amazing it would almost be whimsical....

~Cheryl said...

Wow! Wonderful!

Light and Voices said...

Wowza! This certainly is a different post than everyone else's.
Joyce, IL, USA

Olivier said...

Surprenante œuvre ;) et j'aime la première photo avec ce trait dans le ciel...

Vera said...

This roused various feelings in me too numerous to mention. It is a powerful piece of sculpture but I am not sure why this is so! But very strong photos, and I agree with others when they say that the first one is the most powerful.

freefalling said...

Totally unrelated.
This reminded me of your ladders.
http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2010/1/21/open-clothes-storage.html

jabblog said...

What an extraordinary and eye-catching sculpture. Was there a particular bird in the originator's mind?

Joan Elizabeth said...

Brett Whitely's art is always exciting and that blue sky does it wonderful justice. I've never seen this sculpture walk.

AB said...

Absolutely charming!

Lois said...

That first picture is just amazing Julie! The jet trail and the deep blue in the sky just makes it perfect.

Shannara said...

Nice pics, love the first one!

Marka said...

Interesting subject. Nice photos.

Carolyn said...

Love this picture Julie. Wonder how long you had to wait for the contrail. Or did you get lucky? Either way, thanks.

brattcat said...

outstanding images, Julie. hope you had a lovely holiday.

Julie said...

Carolyn, with the contrail I simply got lucky. I have other images where more of the word is spelt out but this curve suited my purpose.

BC, I had a mixed holiday. The countryside and the company were just terrific. But, because of the ataxia with my eyes, the tennis was way too much for me to watch live and try to follow side to side. My last live match I am afraid!