Last in a series of pictures taken on a drizzly day during a visit to the Lapidiales artists' residency in the French commune of Port-d'Envaux in the département of Charente-Maritime.
Some information about Les Lapdiales freely extracted from the French website Culturebox:
For twelve years, the Lapidiales site has offered a residence out of the ordinary to contemporary sculptors of all nationalities. Artists are busy building gigantic and fantastic stone sculptures with a view to giving future generations a work in perpetual creation.
The person behind the project is Alain Tenenbaum. Actor, director, designer and sculptor himself, he spends his life in shaping his feelings. Each sculpture represents the culture, history, the sensitivity of the artist. These stay in residence on the site for a period of time developing a theme from the four elements: water, earth, air and fire, thus giving meaning and coherence to the creation of the site as a whole.
Les Lapidiales is set in a former limestone quarry open to the elements. Visitors are welcome at any time and there is no charge for entry.
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Silvio1953 (105720) 2013-10-25 1:02
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with original sculpture, excellent clarity,, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (9893) 2013-10-25 1:20
this is definetly the strangest fire place that I have seen,I guess that it would appear pretty spectacular when lit with smoke pouring from the mouth!
The dull light has helped to accentuate the details,very well spotted.
timecapturer (37236) 2013-10-25 2:42
now that is some BBQ ;-)).
An amazing structure that must be all the more wonderful when lit. I can imagine smoke emitting from the mouth and nostrils here and probably scaring the pants off little kids. Wonderfully original image. I want one in my back garden!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
trevormoffiet (1370) 2013-10-25 5:06
It looks like a scaly fish monster. I wonder about the state of mind of the artist. Well taken.
Nicou (105981) 2013-10-25 5:42
Fantastique statue de bois quelle oeuvre d'art dans l'écorce elle a été taillée sueprbe captage et vue quel travail des artistes.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (45600) 2013-10-25 6:15
Décidément, ces formes sont plus spectaculaires les unes que les autres. Je me demande si il y a du feu qui lui sort par la gueule, ce qui doit être spectaculaire.
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-25 6:19
Stephen, this is a really strange and jarring sculpture. It took me a little while to figure out what this actually was. This artist had some imagination. Nicely captured; thanks.
amaryllis (32071) 2013-10-25 9:55
extraordinaire ces statues bien réalisées par ces artistes
ton cadrage est excellent et merci de ta note explicite
Fis2 (77084) 2013-10-25 10:09
A very curious statue.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive statue.
subhendu_bagchi (21168) 2013-10-25 12:26
wow, what an interesting Fireplace it is. Captured cleanly. Very good colours and depth. Nice sharp image quality. Tfs.
Romano46 (11653) 2013-10-26 4:06
l'originalità del soggetto caratterizza la composizione molto piacevole anche per la contrapposizione tra il bianco della pietra ed il verde sul retro.
A mio parere la composizione e la stessa foto avrebbero avuto una maggiore valorizzazione se avessi fatto un taglio più deciso escludendo dia la base che la parte destra della foto che presenta degli elementi di disturbo ed una gestione della luce influenzata da una eccessiva luminosità.
Buona in ogni caso la nitidezza e la gestione del colore.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
fabbs99 (11252) 2013-10-26 22:24
The monster fireplace really looks very funny.Nice piece of art but does it serve any purpose as a fireplace.We can see a burnt piece of wood at the mouth of the fireplace or probably in the belly of the monster.Good shoot and well presented.Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (44139) 2013-10-27 3:57
A monsterous ides for a fireplace, Stephen, and a fine art work collected well on image.
Legs of a horse, feathers of an ostrich, eyes of a big fish and hands of an ape.
All in my imagination...
Fine green as background's.
COSTANTINO (44203) 2013-10-28 3:40
I like shots of this kind
but it looks so strange
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72834)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 23:51