Friday, 13 February 2015

A Sisyphean struggle


There are a number of reflective spheres dotted around the docklands quarter in Leeds so, coming across this one, you tend immediately to think the figure is a real person. Only when you get closer do you see that it is a bronze statue. The sculpture, 'A Reflective Approach', is by Kevin Atherton (b 1959), a renowned artist who studied for a time at Leeds Polytechnic Fine Art department. There is actually a second similar but smaller sphere further back from the dock than this one. The whole artwork is intended to suggest man's struggle with life, a Sisyphean task.

Entered into 'Weekend Reflections' hosted by James.

23 comments:

  1. Wow ! that's a very special sculpture !

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  2. OK, I had to look that up. In fact, referencing the sculpture - which I must say I rather like (and you have captured beautifully), you could say I'm looking into it...

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  3. Wow, that's a wonderful piece of art!!!

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  4. This is a fantastic find and wonderful reflection. Have a good weekend.

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  5. What a great piece of art and a really interesting photo.

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  6. I love this! Great piece of art, and nice choice for B&W.

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  7. He did a good job, as did you withe your photo.

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  8. Marvelous, jennyfreckles, both the excellent sculpture and your excellent image. It is the kind of photograph that rewards a longer viewing. I still don't know what Sisyphean means (but Google and I will be finding out momentarily) and I don't know how you managed not to appear in the reflection. (I guess that is why you chose a portrait orientation.)

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  9. wow cool shot! love it in black and white

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  10. A perfect title for this one, Jenny. And a super shot of a good piece of art!

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  11. great shot...and I too am curious how you aren't in it!!

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  12. I love this sculpture and yes, I too looked for you in it!

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  13. I like your title and the bronze statue adds a lot to the reflective sphere .. a prespective

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  14. Super shot Jenny, what a lot of fun could be had with this sculpture :)

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  15. Great shot, super sculptur - where werde you taking the picture?

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  16. I ove this sculpture very much !

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  17. A very nice sculpture. Pity that it is not standing on a slanting base but you can not have everything. Thanks for the nice reflection.

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  18. So great, a faboulos shot, i like it so much !
    my Reflections
    ♥ly greetings from germnay

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  19. I love all your pictures, and check daily. My guess is that you used the man's body to hide your own reflection. The hand is at the centre of the sphere, so that must be where the camera reflection would be. Or perhaps you digitally edited yourself or your tripod out. Got me thinking!

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  20. No trickery in processing. I just managed to hide myself behind the figure. I was standing far enough away that my reflection was quite small.

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  21. Lovely! Very unique!
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)

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