Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thematic Photographic - Made of Steel

Carmi at the blog "Written, Inc." hosts a photographic get-together, based on a weekly theme. This week, the theme is "Made of Steel."
 
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This is Richard Serra's 2006 sculpture Band, a huge ribbon of steel that undulates and swirls in a room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Two hundred tons, twelve feet high and seventy feet long - it's hard to believe such graceful fluidity is made of steel.

4 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

I've spent many a minute wandering through that. The color, by the way, is from oxidation.

Gilly said...

That's amazing! How on earth did the sculptor make the steel go like that. He must have had a huge studio!!

And is oxidation what we normally call rust??

Bob Scotney said...

I have seen thousands of tons of steel, including varieties like Corten which weather to a reddish colour but do not rust. Didn't expect to see a sculpture like this though, It appears that there is a welded seam on the structure on the left.

Karen S. said...

I like this, it's powerful in so many ways.