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02 March 2009

The Salon des Refusés

This photo was my backup plan for the March theme day (see yesterday's post), just in case my little homage to Andre Kertesz didn't pan out. It's a sculpture that lives in the parking lot of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. This sculpture has been there for years, and I've always wanted to use it in a photo shoot somehow since it's so groovy and modern (maybe with a model or something). Unfortunately, looking through its two supporting curved arms, the view you get is of cars from one perspective, and of the street from the other side. Really, it's not terribly attractive. It looks fantastic, however, when viewed looking upward during the late afternoon. I love the blue-green glass pieces inset in the oculus at the top of the sculpture. You can't really tell from this picture but the metal is also very shiny. I don't necessarily think this sculpture is exactly high art, but it is interesting and a nice addition to Tejon Street.

As I was photographing it, a local TV news team showed up and set up for a shot in front of the building. I imagine they were doing some kind of report on the state of the real estate market in the current challenging economy. I hope it was good news!


Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very nice!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Was Pat with you? And if so, did he challenge the other video cameraman to a fight, ala Ron Burgundy? haha

I have a million giant sculpture ideas. Now if only I could afford all those raw materials! And a welder.

Tamera said...

LOL no, but he did recognize the guy!