Entitled "Cypselurus" (Latin for flying fish), this impressive 40 foot bronze flying fish fountain is the centerpiece for the Royal Walkway at Atlantis Paradise Island.
The twenty-eight bronze fish, several with 10 foot wing spans, have complex continuous stainless armatures engineered for tropical windstorms. The sculptures appear to be effortlessly taking flight, seemingly weightless, although totaling in at 22,000 pounds. They were cast in Sarasota, FL at Bronzeart foundry.
Their sculptor is Kathy Spalding. As a child Spalding studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her formal education began with drawing and etching at Pratt Institute. She studied drawing and lithography at Cornell, engraving and bronze casting at the University of Iowa, and engraving at the acclaimed Atelier Garrigues in France.
"Cypselurus" (uçan balığın Latincesi) isimli, bu etkileyici 40 metrelik bronz uçan balık çeşmesi Atlantis Paradise (Cennet) Adası Kraliyet Patikası için odak noktasını oluşturur.
Birçoğu 10 ayak kanat açıklıklı yirmi sekiz bronz balığın, tropik fırtınalar için tasarlanmış karmaşık sürekli paslanmaz armatürleri vardır. Toplamda 22.000 libre olmalarına rağmen heykeller, zahmetsizce uçmakta, ağırlıksızmış gibi görünürler. Sarasota, FLda Bronzeart dökümhanesinde dökülmüşlerdir.
Onların heykeltıraşı Kathy Spaldingdir. Çocukken Spalding Cranbrook Sanat Akademisi'nde okudu. Onun örgün eğitimi Pratt Enstitüsü'nde çizim ve gravür ile başladı. Cornellde çizim ve litografi, Iowa Üniversitesi'nde gravür ve bronz döküm ve Fransa'da ünlü Atelier Garrigues'de gravür okudu.
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jadesgran (5282) 2014-01-15 22:23
I`m sure these fish are a `must` for visitors.I have seen similar in Australia.
Good composition and colouring .
Nicou (120452) 2014-01-16 1:27
quelle compo et vue sueprb eiamge de poissons volant tout en vert qui sortent de cette fontiane avec en fond cet édiffice grandisoe captage et image
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (13340) 2014-01-16 2:10
Another excellent colourful photo full of interesting details. The light, colors and focusing are perfect, tight crop superb. Well done.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-16 5:23
Marvelous sculpture in bronze and what lovely idea to present them as fountain. I like the sharp focus on the subject, the brilliant colors and excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (56066) 2014-01-16 8:28
A fabulous sculptures of the green flying fishs, Murat.
Exqisite tone of light-green, almost turquoise color, and the texture is awesome.
Well collected from the perspective chosen, fine view with the big hotel on BG.
Pleasent to look at,
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-01-16 11:59
Great use of shutter speed for the water in this fine photo, Murat. The colours are very vivid. Excellent!
jcpix (13564) 2014-01-16 18:51
I'm not sure whether to be amazed, or run in fear...there's just something inherently wrong with fish that can fly! :) What an energetic fountain though, it definitely makes you stop and take a second look at everything going on here. Like the others before it, this too is very bright and colorful, which seems to be the theme for a place like this...and why not, that's exactly what it is, yeah? Nice idea to include the background salmon colors of the hotel to contrast the greens, might have been too much otherwise. Original fountain, thanks for sharing another intriguing facet of this locale. Have a great day ahead.
jmdias (54561) 2014-01-24 0:08
very nice angle catching well the saculpture in the fountain with the façade ahead. nice details and wexcellent framing nd sharpness. TFS.
PS: about turkish surnames.. how they identified the people before 1934 ? in Portugal the catholic church obligated people to have a surname around 1100 I guess..
Miguel82 (22865) 2014-07-30 11:40
I find these sculptures very original Murat, many green flying fishes in a fountain, lushy vegetation in the bg, regards
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (12473)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-29
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Normal
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 20:32