Walking underneath the skyscrapers in my previous post, I came across this interesting piece of art.

I think this is what causes pandemics…

DSC_0237-2

This is ‘Crocodylius Philodendrus’ by Nancy Rubins. On the website sculptureinthecity.org.uk it tells us a little bit about the artwork:

As part of her series Diversifolia– which in the scientific names of plants indicates a single species possessed with a considerable variety of leaf, Crocodylius Philodendrus employs clusters of bouquet like arrangements comprised out of a variety of animal forms that explode into space in all directions. Her calculated compositions employ a structural property called “tensegrity,” wherein individual parts are arranged in balanced compression and secured with tensile cables, that galvanizes the aluminium crocodiles, hogs and deer, cast iron tortoises, and bronze zebras into purely formal, abstract components as they propel into space due to their aggregate momentum. Circumnavigating her towering assemblage reveals the transformation of found objects and industrial refuse into expertly orchestrated abstractions that are fluid and rhizomatic in nature.

Lots of fancy words there. And lots of cool animals that can’t be found in London so I stayed there for a while staring at it from different angles.

DSC_0242-2

The website displays many pieces of art that are currently dotted around the city centre, but also reminds everyone during the pandemic to refrain from looking for them for the time being. But at least I can show you this one, and if this kind of art is your thing, more can be seen in the link at the bottom of this post.

It takes me back to November 2017, walking along the coastline in Sydney whilst Sculptures by the Sea was taking place. Similar sculptures and if you want to check them out I have linked that post too. And who doesn’t like ocean pictures?! 😉

What do you think of this piece of art? Let me know!

www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk

Sculptures by the Sea– A day on Bondi to Coogee’s coastal walk

 


 

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I am somewhat limited as to what I can do in London, but I aim to post as much as I can during this time. I promise to have some great posts coming your way once this is all over as I continue to explore London.

Stay home, stay safe and happy blogging!

Sam


 

Connect with me

Click here for my social media > Instagram   Facebook   Twitter   

Want to reach out to other bloggers and find new blogs? Introduce yourself here!

img_4182 (1)

14 thoughts

    1. No? I am not really a fan of this type of art to be honest, but at least I can see what this one consists of… a bunch of animals. Some pieces of art are way more confusing than this one… and that is saying something!

    1. It is certainly unique! Strange is the way I would describe it too. Certainly interesting. Thanks Darnell for your thoughts!

    1. Haha! I hope art refrains from putting more animals together like this one, for the good of all. I do treat a lot of modern art like pandemics… I avoid if possible 😀

  1. Not a big fan of this one, though I can’t deny it’s eye-catching and somewhat intriguing. Somehow it just feels very wrong. I like artwork that’s disturbing sometimes, but even within that genre it just feels off to me. I couldn’t begin to explain why…that’s art, I guess.

    1. I would agree and say it is eye catching at least. I share the same opinion on this piece. Enough to keep me there for a moment, but that’s about it really.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  2. This reminds of an episode of Cosmos, the first season hosted by Carl Sagan. Sagan describes how a giraffe and a tree are a lot more related than we think; in fact us humans are also a part of that family tree. He demonstrated this through evolutionary graphs. If you got nothing better to do, you should be able to find all 13 episodes of the first season of Cosmos. It’s a trip!

    1. Love Carl Sagan! But I haven’t seen too much of his stuff which is criminal. But what I have seen is amazing. Even his voice is great!

Leave a Reply