Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Standing Figures

 

Standing Figures by Magdelena Abakanowicz.  The artist asks what is your interpretaion of this piece.  It reminds me of soldiers and war.  


11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That's what they suggest to me too. Quite striking.

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I think they look like "suits" plodding off to the office and the mindless never-ending work that awaits them there.

Tanya said...

interesting sculptures and yes, i feel they are war-like too...

Sharon said...

It does have a war-like theme to it. I think it's just a bit frightening.

Wayne said...

There is a similar installation by the artist in Vancouver.

Taken For Granted said...

An interesting collection of sculptures. I like the "suits going to work..." interpretation. Great series.

Teresa said...

I'm speechless...probably has to do with the fact that they are headless--NO head, No tongue, NO speech.

A little disturbing...but fun that the artist welcomes our interpretation.

RedPat said...

They feel zombie-like to me. Powerful piece!

Halcyon said...

This one is a little darker. Certainly with the time-frame this artist lived, I'm sure she was touched by war and I see it in this work too.

Jack said...

A fascinating work, which you captured well. I think they are extras for The Night of The Living Dead.

Randy said...

I agree with Victoria on this one. Their headless because after a while we all look the same or lose our heads out of stress.