Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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More from the Warner Center (I have a few more days worth of images from there.) Today we're looking at the bronze statues in the lobby (in the bottom photo you can see both of them if you let your eye follow the curve.)

The one closest to the camera in the bottom photo is Adam, and the top one was taken when I was standing directly behind Eve.

These sculptures are the work of Columbian artist Fernando Botero(linky), who is known for his heavily stylized, oversized and rounded portrayals of people.

Though the US can be a rather ridiculously puritanical culture, the statues are not covered in any way, and people seem to love to get their photos taken with them.

You can see more views of both sculptures here.(linky)

Although the second floor in the second photo looks like the Borders booksellers is right at the railing, this is not the case. There is a lovely, regularly rotating art exhibit up there, as well as plenty of room for people to wander around and take photos. The Borders store is set back from the rail by about +/-35 feet or so.

Caine says:

I like that 2nd shot.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:05

bronxelf says:

I wish I'd had my zoom lens with me. The small child sitting on the man's shoulders was trying to hold Adam's hand.

I personally like the top shot. It gives a good idea of the scale of the statue.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:12

tsgeisel says:

Baby got back.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:18

bronxelf says:

That was my alternate title.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:18

Caine says:

The scale in the 2nd shot is still nice, and I like the gentle arc on the floor against that massive sculpture. I quite like the top shot, once I figured out that was her hair! I wasn't sure what to think at first.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:19

bronxelf says:

The second shot is kind of a save. I cropped it to make it about the curve of the floor and the scale. The truth is though I was aiming for the guy with the kid on his shoulders, trying to hold hands with Adam. I just didn't have the right lens for it on me.

22nd Aug 2007, 08:21

Dhamaka says:

it's a good shot anyway
these bronzes make me think of chocolate..

23rd Aug 2007, 10:03