Posts Tagged ‘hanging’

‘Straying Continents’ is a large hanging artwork that is on display at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum).  The artist,  El Anatsui, constructed it out of aluminum and copper wire in 2010.

artwork hung on a wall, covers the wall, by El Anatsui, a Ghanese artist, made of different colours of liquor bottle caps, metal, close up

Thousands of recycled aluminum liquor bottle caps of different colours were cut and shaped (twisted or flattened) and sewn together with copper wire.  In some places the caps are flat and tightly packed while in other places they are twisted into rope-like pieces and loosely woven into the design.

below: The grey in the bottom part of the picture is the wall showing through. The lighting also creates shadows within the artwork.

artwork hung on a wall, covers the wall, by El Anatsui, a Ghanese artist, made of different colours of liquor bottle caps, metal, close up

Viewed as a whole, it is a fascinating piece. It does look like two continents separated by an ocean.  At the same time, innumerable interesting compositions can also be found by looking at it in sections.

artwork hung on a wall, covers the wall, by El Anatsui, a Ghanese artist, made of different colours of liquor bottle caps, metal, close up

recycled liquor bottle cap artwork

below: The piece doesn’t hang straight which creates folds, shadows, and more interest.

artwork hung on a wall, covers the wall, by El Anatsui, a Ghanese artist, made of different colours of liquor bottle caps, metal, close up

below: It also provides material to play with.

abstract of circles and partial circles made from bottle cap artwork

 

It must be late October, the time of year when skeletons start appearing around town!

Skeletons hanging from branches of a tree in a frontyard.

Just hanging around.

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A skeleton is sitting on a front porch along with a number of pumpkins

Keeping the kids off the front lawn!

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Skull & hand bones attached to some wispy black fabric makes a wonderful scary flying phantom when hung in a tree on a breezy day

He flies through the air

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A skull, some black cloth and some billowing white gauze, all hanging from a tree,

Left where he was hung

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A skeleton at the base of a tree.  The legs of the skeleton are bent backwards.  It looks like it has just fallen.

Hey there!  Could you help a guy up?

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A skull, two boney hands and some black cloth and some billowing white gauze, all hanging from a tree,

Looking for a hug?

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The upper part of a skeleton with its arms reaching out.

Please sir, I want more.

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Preparing for the Toronto Photowalks Exhibit

20 October – 2 November

Art Square Cafe & Gallery, 334 Dundas St. West (across from the AGO)

 

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Toronto Photowalks Group Exhibition

Art Square Cafe & Gallery

Nuit Blanche, night of October 4 to morning of October 5

people on a street downtown at night.  3 large orange cranes with many small palm trees in their baskets overhand the street.  they are well lit from below.

Queen Street West near John St., 4:30 a.m.

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Stacks of inflatable globes of the world form walls and columns that leave paths for people to walk through.

Walking through the worlds, hundreds of inflatable globes. Even at 4:30 a.m. there was a long line to enter this installation.

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some of the inflatable globes.
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A bright yellow box with the sign "scraming booth" sits on a sidewalk.  There is a line up of people waiting for their turn to scream.

waiting for the screams

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rolls of light green toilet paper are stacked to make short walls as part of an art installation.

tissue in greens and yellows.

rolls of orange and red toilet tissue look like candles

Looking like candles on tall metal candlesticks.

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Three people are performing aerial movements on ropes hanging from the ceiling in a large dimly lit space

hanging

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a woman is sitting on the ground with a large rope beside her.
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