Monday, February 23, 2009

Malvina Was Right


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. . .except these are granite instead of ticky tacky, more like Monopoly houses. I loved the secondary patterns the shadowed ends of the structures created in the morning sun.

This sculpture installation at Sturgus Park on north Beacon Hill is called "Equality" and was created and sited in 1995-1996 by Beacon Hill artists Rolon Bert Garner and Ken Leback. There is a granite house missing in the left of the frame, but not far away on a pedistal on a raised knoll there is a bronze house overlooking these houses with the city skyline beyond. You can read a thought- provoking quote from Alexis de Tocqueville’s "Democracy in America" on an embedded bronze plaque. An overview of the entire installation is here.

10 comments:

Maya said...

Great abstract! Are they made out of ticky-tacky? ;-)

Clueless in boston said...

Compressed by the long lens they also look like they could be the gears of some machine. They also look like they could be a subdivision of dog houses in dog suburbia.

Lynette said...

Love the photo. Thanks for the info and the link.

Cafe Pasadena said...

XXcellent! I can almost feel this shot as well.

Kate said...

The photo is unique and certainly eye-catching. I love the geometric shapes that can be viewed in several ways.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent photo that does look monopoly houses but more solid of course. very unique

Shell Sherree said...

Is that a pigeon almost camouflaging itself on the edge of the house in the forground? Reminds me of Escher. {The effect of the houses, that is.}

brattcat said...

I agree with all the comments. This is an intriguing shot.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Simply great!

Becky said...

I, too, enjoyed the secondary patterns from the shadows. Wonderful shot! (And they do look like Monopoly houses.)