This was taken on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. As I was driving to the Carnegie Museum of Art, I saw this sculpture on the university campus. After I parked the car, I walked back to take few photos of this work of art and then returned to the museum.
Here is what I found about it on Wikipedia: Walking to the Sky is a landmark public sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky. The original was installed at Rockefeller Center in the fall of 2004 before being moved to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas in 2005. A copy is installed on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Another copy is installed in front of the Kiturami Homsys Co. building in Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
The seven-ton work depicts a little girl, a businesswoman, a young man, and several others scaling a soaring 100-foot-tall stainless steel pole. Three people are looking upward from the base of the pole, which points to the east at a 75-degree angle. (There were only two people on the ground when I saw the work, with the sign that indicated that it was being dismantled for scheduled maintanence.)
Carnegie Mellon installed "Walking to the Sky" in May 2006 on its campus in front of Warner Hall just off Forbes Avenue. The sculpture was a gift from a CMU Trustee. It generated controversy among the student body for its appearance, the choice of location, and the lack of campus involvement in selecting and siting the piece. The campus newspaper described it as "an eyesore" and "a huge phallus" while others have expressed displeasure at its location as one of the first things seen of the campus from Forbes Avenue. Due to apparent structural instability, the sculpture had to be replaced with a more structurally stable version in October 2009.
Bu Carnegie Mellon Üniversitesi kampüsünde alınmıştır. Ben Carnegie Sanat Müzesine giderken üniversite kampüsünde bu heykel gördüm . Ben araba park ettikten sonra, bu sanat eserinin birkaç fotoğraf çekmek için geri yürüdüm ve daha sonra müzeye döndüm.
İşte Wikipedia'da bu konuda şunu buldum: Gökyüzüne Yürüyüş, Jonathan Borofsky tarafından bir işaretsel kamu heykelidir. Orijinali 2005 yılında Dallas, Teksas Nasher Heykel Merkezine taşınmadan önce 2004 sonbaharında Rockefeller Merkezi'nde kuruldu. Bir kopyası Carnegie Mellon Üniversitesi kampüsünde, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , Amerika Birleşik Devletlerinde monte edilmiştir. Başka bir kopyası Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Güney Korede Kiturami HOMSYS Co binası önünde monte edilmiştir.
Yedi tonluk çalışma yükselen 100 ayaklık paslanmaz çelik direğe tırmanan küçük bir kız, bir işkadını, genç bir adam, ve birkaç diğerlerini gösteriyor. Üç kişi bir 75 derecelik bir açıyla doğuya yönelik direğin tabanından yukarı doğru bakıyor. (Ben eseri gördüğümde yerde, belirlemniş tamir için söküldüğünü belirten bir işaretle sadece iki kişi vardı.)
Carnegie Mellon, Gökyüzüne Yürüyüşü kampüsünde Forbes Caddesi tarafında Warner Hallun önünde Mayıs 2006da monte etti. Heykel CMU vekillerinden birinin hediyesiydi. Bu görünümü , yerseçimi ve parça seçme ve konumlandırırken kampüs katılımının olmadığı için öğrenci vücut arasında tartışma yarattı. Diğerleri Forbes Caddesinden kampüste görülen ilk şeylerden biri olarak yerine hoşnutsuzluğunu dile getirirken kampüs gazetesi onu "bir göze batan şey" ve "büyük bir fallus" olarak nitelendirdi. Belirgin yapısal istikrarsızlığı nedeniyle, heykelin Ekim 2009'da daha bir yapısal kararlı sürümü ile değiştirilmesi gerekti.
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arnie (1215) 2013-12-21 11:44
A very interesting piece of sculpture, sharp and colourful shot. Very interesting notes.
oss (421) 2013-12-21 11:47
very good shot indeed. Most uncommon. Interesting POV with lines comming together, good colour saturation and sharpness.
Let me be the first to give you my points.
worldcitizen (6023) 2013-12-21 11:54
This is definitely an interesting piece. It looks a bit eerie to me, as if these people are leaving earth and making their way up to the heavens! I don't think I saw this when it was in NYC; but I wasn't a member of TE back in 2004, so I didn't have my eyes peeled for photo ops then. :-) I like your POV and the colors and details of the people.
holmertz (33511) 2013-12-21 12:08
I would call this a fascinating work of art. The steel pole looks magnificent from this POV with the contours making two diagonal lines almost coming together. It also catches the blue sky very nicely. The figures walking towards the sky add color and make any kinds of interpretations possible. It's all in your imagination. You took a very sharp and clear picture.
erhan1958 (13956) 2013-12-21 13:32
harika bir modern sanat sunum
photoray (7942) 2013-12-21 15:02
From the thumbnail view I thought you had walkers in a line then turned upside 90 degrees. You captured a fine presentation of this unusual art piece.
I can understand some people disliking the unusual but to declare it a phallus symbol shows way too much fear and perhaps hatred of art?
I like your view,
mediterraneann (148) 2013-12-21 15:46
Not şahane! Bu çalışmada fallus nerdeymiş ki! ( freud insanoğlunun bilinçaltını ifşa ederken söylediği hiç birşeyde yanılmamış :-)) bu eseri de, hikayesini de çok şık buldum.elinize sağlık.
imageme (797) 2013-12-21 15:49
Hi Murat, A interesting sculpture with great detail note. Awesome lights with details. Wonderful colours along with great POV. Thank for sharing and Merry Christmas
Subhogen (3200) 2013-12-21 19:07
Thanks for sharing this lovely modern sculpture. Very well chosen POV and nice crisp and clear photo. Good informative note as well, without which this would have been meaningless. Excellent presentation.
adidas5nb (3945) 2013-12-21 20:16
now this pic certainly creates a great illusion.love the thought and the pov and the angle of the frame.nice and clean.
SnapRJW (26088) 2013-12-21 23:14
A fascinating sculpture and a fine subject Murat. The flat blue sky is the perfect backcloth to the colorful work. Well composed, this is something quite unique. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (109695) 2013-12-21 23:18
fantastique vue on dirait que ses personnage partent pour le cile la lune quel effet et compo grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (44354) 2013-12-21 23:27
Intertesantan i dobar tekst o muzeju, i skulpturi ...
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepo pokazana skulptura, lepe boje.
Svet umetnika nema granice.
Intertesantan a good article about the museum and sculpture ...
Good work and contrast nicely demonstrated sculptures, beautiful colors.
World artist has no boundaries.
All the best.
saxo042 (35196) 2013-12-22 1:14
This is a very fine and interesting work of art. Your capture is also very good, with an excellent crop. A well chosen POV!
CLODO (27498) 2013-12-22 1:40
A strange colored sculpure, far away from the roman and greek statues, but with an effort o try to reach the sky. I would have liked to have this mast in the diagonal of the picture to give a more dynamic effect. I propose you my vision in a WS.
parvatibb (1295) 2013-12-22 1:58
enteresan bir cekim acisi olmus. Notu okuyana kadar iceride mi disarida mi cekilmis anlamamistim.
rychem (15440) 2013-12-22 8:25
Superb! Excellent photo, perfectly well composed, compliments and a Merry Christmas
marabu61 (6301) 2013-12-22 8:43
I must say you almost got me here. At my first quick glance I thought of looking at an upside down picture of real people.
This is a most interesting and impressive piece of art indeed. The pole looks great in this angle and the colorful people makes it very eye catching.
have a great day
resat1972 (6670) 2013-12-22 10:21
merhaba Murat Bey
ilk bakışta gerçekten insanlar sandım
rigoletto (33751) 2013-12-22 10:41
merhaba murat bey. ilginç bir eseri çok etkileyici bir bakış açısıyla sunmuşsunuz. zavallı heykel adına en azından içinde freudyen göndermeler içeren bir tartışma ortamı oluşmuş. biliyorsunuz bizim ülkemizde olsa, bu tip eserlere gelen tepkiler genellikle içine tükürmek, kırmak, adını boyamak ve üstünü örtmek gibi vandalizm ve ortaçağ karışımı yaklaşımları içerecek şekilde gerçekleşiyor. bu da burada olsa, statik hesaplarına gelene kadar içine tüküre tüküre paslandırırlardı muhtemelen :)
fabbs99 (13507) 2013-12-22 11:06
Walking to the Sky must be a great concept to convert to sculpture.A quality image and stunning presentation.Nice colourful details and very pleasantly shown.TFS.
ourania (21432) 2013-12-23 6:54
I find some of the objections towards this work of art absurd. It's a very interesting and playful installation and you certainly made the most of it with your smart composition. I like very much how you exalted the dynamism of the long path to the sky and of the people walking on it. It's so interesting that the colour tones of the steel pole match so well the colour of the sky and how this setting makes the colours and figures of the people stand out so strongly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful Christmas, health, love and joy for your family and friends!
ikeharel (46976) 2013-12-23 8:07
Very good light management on this statue, view upwards is imposing.
POV well chosen and there is superb clarity on.
Sense of depth while climbing.
Best holidays greetings,
Miguel82 (16568) 2013-12-23 19:44
Amazing stuff Murat, looks unreal, good document with high resolution and an interesting photo comment, good night
jemaflor (76610) 2013-12-24 2:20
Interesting effect, well seen and taken, Good vertical format, nice contrast and colors, Tfs and Merry Christmas !
mkamionka (28031) 2013-12-24 13:15
very interesting modern art, I really like it and your presentation is adding a nice element of surprise here.
Have a happy Christmas time,
ChrisJ (92116) 2013-12-25 1:12
Merhaba Murat Bey
Its a work of art in itself to get a decent photograph of artwork and you've done exceptionally well here with an interesting abstract angle and framing. Looks very Pink Floyd / Another brick in the wall or Wish you were here! Love the tapering perspective and the reflections in the support pole. A safe and prosperous New Year to you!
Noel_Byrne (16219) 2013-12-26 6:41
This is an amazing sculpture, and a brilliant capture of it! The light is just perfect, and the colors are sublime. The perspective is such that confuses my eye greatly, I suspect part of its charm and a clever aspect of your capture. A really beautiful composition to show this work off perfectly.
All the best
adores (32170) 2013-12-29 4:02
A really interesting sculpture! I've checked it on the web also, it's so well thought and well placed. I like your low pov, it gives us the sense they're really walking up to the sky!
jmdias (49671) 2013-12-30 23:50
curious sculpture and very interesting use of the pov to give us an idea how it is. I liked the use of its shapes artistically. TFS.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (7325)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-19
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 11:24