Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Unknown

 Here is Ellis O'Connell's "Capsule for destinies unknown" (2017) and a little girl with a balloon is starting her own journey.  This object was in the grounds of Chester Cathedral as part of their ARK exhibition and O'Connell made a sculpture for the event that she thought was relevant to the idea of shelter and refuge in these uncertain times.  It references the refugee crisis and also the sale of arms to repressive regimes.  So it could be a torpedo or escape pod take your pick.  The start of the apocalypse or the escape from it.  The material is corrugated galvanised steel and polycarbonate sheeting and as she says "humble everyday materials often used to make temporary living spaces".

Or perhaps this object has brought visitors from another dimension for nearby
are two of Lynn Chadwick's steel Beasts. In the foreground, Rising Beast (1989) and Duttan's Beast (1990) named after one of Chadwick's friends.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at the letter U here
   


7 comments:

Leslie: said...

How fascinating! Visited Chester Cathedral back in 1998 so it's time to return.

Leslie

Anonymous said...

big cigar

Melody Steenkamp said...

There are many artists in this world who create the most peculiar things.. The things I don't like at first sight, always intrigue me though

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carol l mckenna said...

Just what I always wanted in my back yard ~ fun photos ~

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Hildred said...

Verrry interesting!

Roger Owen Green said...

fascinating art

ROG, ABCW

Powell River Books said...

Interesting art. Looking at it you don't get all of the intended meanings. - Margy