Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Power of Thought


For the past 20 years, there has been an annual art exhibit in North Scottsdale called The Celebration of Fine Art. It is located in a huge white tent arranged in a "U" shape and it runs from January through March. It features 30 to 40 artists from all over the nation who spend the three months creating and selling their art. It is a unique opportunity for art lover's like me, to talk to the artists and learn what inspires them and how they create thier unique beauty. I try to go every year and have purchased some pieces that I hold very dear.

This year I met Victor Issa, the sculptor who created the piece picture above titled "The Power of Thought". In his description of this piece he says "All human accomplishments throughout the centuries began with a single thought".



The base of the statue features depictions of man's accomplishments including the Roman Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, and works by Shakespeare and Beethoven among many more. The figure of the man is holding on to an unraveling line of DNA that turns into tracks for a bullet train that is preceded by a steam train which is preceded by the wheel. In his other hand we see him releasing a Super Sonic Transport.


There is so much to see here that I had a hard time pulling myself away. I am hoping that Mr. Issa is able to sell this piece to some organization in this area who will put it on permanent display so that I can enjoy it from now on.

10 comments:

Magpie said...

This is a wonderful piece. There is so much strength and movement in it. Thank you for sharing.

Birdman said...

Love the story behind this image.

Kate said...

How fortunate you are to have this event plus the ability to speak with the artists. Thanks for the explanation of the sculpture. And, I like the quote!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

you have captured some really excellent sculptures that I have never seen before. Your narratives have been great to teach about the sculptures.

Jarart said...

This is a fabulous sculpture and you have captured it so well. Like you, I hope it will find a home close enough so that it might be enjoyed for years to come. The explanation you gave of the piece is wonderful.

Jacob said...

That's incredible! Wonder what it would cost to buy it?

We have an annual art show, too, and it's quite good, but it's not anything like this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely post. Victor's work is truly phenomenal. You've done a great job sharing the experience.

Saretta said...

Interesting concept and sculpture, although I have an urge to feed it a big piece of chocolate cake, I think it needs to put on some weight! :-)

Louis la Vache said...

Outstanding! And, this is real sculpture, not the abstract oddities that so often pose as 'sculpture' these days!

JM said...

Wonderful! Great sense of motion.