Denver displays a lot of large pieces of public art. 'Wheel' by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds is outside the Denver Museum of Art. There are 10 trees with text and imagery relating to the history of indigenous people such as North American Indians. Each tree covers a different theme, from conflict over precious resources to global cooperation.
Difficult light conditions but I thought the subject matter was worth a TE post.
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krzychu30 (15344) 2012-05-13 1:14
beautiful art work.I´ve seen many of such sculptures or art installations during my visit in Chicago.They help to enliven urban landscapes.
This one is really interesting and provides us with excellent color contrast to the rest of composition.You handled also well with difficult lighting condition.
Have a nice sunday
jester5 (1960) 2012-05-13 6:56
Your handing of the difficult conditions is excellent Ann. A really strong statement as the artist intended.
Lovely colour and contrast too.
dkmurphys (47230) 2012-05-13 13:31
Very interesting urban artwork in "y" shapes. Nice contrasts and colors, well composed.
emka (74159) 2012-05-13 23:22
Hi Ann, Very interesting idea of these red trees. It reminds me the times when I read so many books about the North American Indians (looong time ago). Nowadays the kids are not interested in it. Fantastic contrast of the red with the snow. Beautiful presentation of the street art. maybe difficult light conditions but the result is great.
tyro (19072) 2012-05-14 13:08
The lighting conditions might have been difficult but the oblique lighting is superb and shows these structures perfectly. You have managed the light well with spot-on exposure, lovely vibrant colours and stunning sharpness.
Yes, this one was definitely worth posting!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-14 13:43
Excellent artwork showing 4 Ys. Nice bright red colors look beautiful on the white snow. It must have been interesting to read what is written on each tree. The quality of the image is excellent under difficult light conditions.
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-05-15 10:27
Interesting capture of street art in Denver.
Despite the difficult light the picture is very beautiful. Good POV, good color contrast and sharpness.
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-05-15 22:59
Hi Ann, Super image of this display of unusual Art depicting the past history and goings on. Splendid colours and well managed light, love the shadows and snow left on one of the Text tree's. The red stands out proud in this. Tfs, Cheers Iain.
ChrisJ (94844) 2012-05-16 3:27
At first I thought from the orange color that this was taken at the same spot at the Denver Art gallery that I went past, but these Y shaped sculptures are quite different:http://www.treklens.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=548079
The snow accentuates the graphism. Good exposure on the white highlights, with no oe. Tfs!
baddori (19157) 2012-06-01 23:29
Una bella foto ed una triste storia.
Gli indiani d'America e le loro terre.
Adesso un monumento e ricordi.
Il colore rosso del sangue e ...una foresta di "Y"
Ottimo documento e condivisione .
serp2000 (38467) 2013-09-28 10:06
What can I say? Everyday I see the Indian culture and heritage here. Very dramatic history and so good happy end.
Today the Indians have a lot of rights and preferences.
The interesting winter view, good report from Denver.
Best wishes from Arizona!