Monday, December 1, 2008

Theme Day: Circles/Spheres

This month’s theme proved to be a bigger challenge than I thought it would be. The very first thing that popped into my head was Circle K, the chain of convenience markets that is headquartered right here in Arizona. But, then I thought “boring”. I thought I might get an artistic shot of the Native American Hoop Dancers who appear annually at the Heard Museum but, they don’t appear until February. About this time, I started seeing circles everywhere. When I set the table, the plates are circles, when I water the plants, the planter is a circle, when I drive my car, the tires are circles. Oh my gosh, even my mouse pad is a circle.

Fortunately, I remembered this new piece of public art that is being installed at one of the new light rail stations. The new Metro Light Rail will open late this month and the station where this art work will prevail is located near the corner of Camelback Road and Central Avenue. It hasn’t been dedicated yet, so there is no plaque to tell me who the artist is or the name of the piece. It is definitely a circle and my thought is that it represents a portal or a gate to the future.

By the way, does this make anyone besides me think of “Stargate”?




Reminder: The first of December is World AIDS Day, a day when people and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the world AIDS epidemic. Things have progressed a long way since 1988 but, there is still a long way to go to rid the world of this devastating disease.


9 comments:

ptowngirl said...

That is fabulous! And yes, it does remind me of something out of Stargate! Great choice!

ptowngirl

Boise Diva said...

I don't know if it reminds me of anything yet, it's unique..

Tash said...

Beautiful stone & shapes, & a super photo, too! I am so glad you thought of it.

Lisa Wilson said...

That does make me think of Stargate! What a neat piece of art.

Pat said...

It's beautiful and you did a great job of photographing it. I can't wait to ride the light rail from end to end.

Jarart said...

Very unique piece of art and a circle too.

Jilly said...

What a fascinating piece of art. Lovely shape, beautiful strong texture. Great choice today.

Kate said...

This is certainly eye-catching and a most unusual piece of art.

Susie of Arabia said...

I love this sculpture, whatever it represents. Maybe because you said it was located at the train station, to me, it reminds me of a tunnel going through the side of a mountain with a train through it - wierd huh?