Friday, November 7, 2008

Sculpture

This is one of an interesting pair of sculptures outside the Dept. of Forestry Administration building on east State St. The plaque was gone (metal thieves no doubt), but I was able to find that the creator was Anne Storrs, that it is made of cast concrete and called 'Cone'. When I inquired at the building next door, a gentlemen told me it represented the cone of a Douglas Fir tree, though it is upside down. (??) Below is a photographic representation of said cone.

7 comments:

Pat said...

Lovely! I especially like the photo of the cones below. Really nice.

Pat

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lisasarsfield said...

I've enjoyed my visit here. Such fabulous photos! I especially like your raccoon, mural and the leafy lane below. Very nice!

Wayne said...

Gee Jill, this is like watching the Discovery Channel.

Nice work on both pics.

valeria said...

Interesting sculpure and great photo. I remember the lovely smell of the freshly cut Douglas Fir planks... (I worked in a shipyard where classic boat were restored: we imported that type of wood too)

Buck said...

Very nice photo and great explanation. I myself am no artist: the work looks like a cauliflower stem to me but I really like the way the artist saw her subject. The comparison photos are a very nice touch!

Hilda said...

I'm glad you posted the photo of the cone, or the sculpture wouldn't have made sense to me. Very apt sculpture for a forestry agency. :)

babooshka said...

Vry striking and certainly interesting photography subjects.