Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 20 - New York - Roxy Paine on the Roof

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the heart of Manhattan not only has fabulous views from its rooftop terrace in the summer, but always manages to stage some kind of dramatic exhibition of art. This stainless steel structure entitled "Maelstrom" is this year's offering by the artist Roxy Paine, and its tentacles, branches and alien-type pods spread over the entire terrace to create an interactive installation....


The installation also works beautifully against the blue sky and clouds over New York...



and also becomes an interesting lense through which to view the famous Manhattan city skyline..



Here is a final shadow shot of one of the alien pods...



"Roxy Paine on the Roof" is at the Met in NY for the rest of the summer - Enjoy! For other shadow shots from around the world, click here and enjoy the views...

ps: I would just like to add that whilst creating this post, I have just sat through a 3 minute earthquake, with my apartment lurching and creaking somewhat ominously around me - surreal!! 8.24 am Mexico City - You heard it first here!!

17 comments:

Ackworth born said...

I think I almost prefer the shadows to the actual sculpture but then without it there would be no shadows.

Wendy said...

Welcome home Catherine. And yikes on the earthquake.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that's awesome -- different, unusual but awesome! And a terrific shadow shot!

Happy SSS!

Sylvia

Hot Fudge said...

What a fantastic piece of art - and nearly as dramatic as sitting through an earthquake - good grief!

Jacqui said...

Yes - these sculptures make great shdow shots - your is very similar to mine but an ocean apart. Hope the earth has settled down.

Eileen said...

oooh, we had one here (Santiago) yesterday (but just a temblor, not a real quake). And I was just in NY, too, but escaping the winter, not summer!

I like the shot through what I see as branches the best! Nice stuff, I'll be back!

Greyscale Territory said...

It took me a moment to absorb the reality of your last earthquake comment! Wooo!

Love the intricate shadows, especially in the first photo! Fantastic idea for a sculpture, shaping the environment!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The sculpture is beautiful as is it's shadow.

Earthquake? EW!

Margaret Gosden said...

Great shadow shots of a great looking sculpture in my own back yard! Will have to go see that! The earthquake sounds like bad news - do hope the shake was worse than its bite. We will hear soon enough.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Yeesh! An earthquake... but shadows must go on! Love the shadows the scuplture makes... bet it was very cool in person!
Karla & Karrie

Catherine said...

Thanks everyone for your appreciative comments...and fortunately the quake was just a strong tremor...a very regular occurence here!!

Beverley Baird said...

What fabulous sculptures - and photos / shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

OMG! What a cool shadow that sculpture creates!

Earthquake? Yikes! Glad all is well though. Phew!

storyteller said...

WOW ... posting through an earthquake is admirable. As a native of California, I usually walk outside ... just because. Then I return to what I was doing before. Your sculpture shadows are fascinating ... as is your wonderful post about Prague. Thanks for sharing and hope all's well where you are in Mexico City.
Hugs and blessings,

Christine said...

I love the sculpture shadow shots! And I must also comment on your Prague photo collages - beautiful!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a scary feeling sitting there while your flat shaking!

But, hey! that what I called "art". Fab, indeed!


& b4 I go, I may say "Welcome Back"

xoxo

James said...

I Posted pictures of this on my Something Sighted blog last week. It's sure a fantastic subject. You did a great job.
I was born and raised in So.California, but have never experienced a 3 min earthquake, that is so long. wow! I hope all is well.