Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Citadel

This sculpture is something new at the Desert Botanical Garden. It was created by Phoenix artist Patricia Sannit and is inspired by Citadel Erbil in Iraq. Ms. Sannit said she was inspired by the layering of time and history on top of each other over the centuries. It is composed of handmade bricks made the traditional way.

It inspired me to do some internet exploring of Citadel Erbil to see what it looks like for real.

I found these two small photos on the internet.  What an amazing site still populated and growing.  Check it out if you are interested.
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

Kate said...

I was able to max the first two photos which gave me a greater appreciation for the artist's work I love the human imagination. The first of the small photos was interesting because of the street scene, also.

Kathy said...

Even though ancient, it reminds me somewhat of a modern version of our Native American pueblos.

brattcat said...

you have such interesting outdoor art there.

Birdman said...

Yes, I like the layering of stone here.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am afraid there are other significant sites in Iraq that will never receive the attention, visitation and appreciation that they deserve due to the troubles in that region.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent new addition at the Gardens

Thérèse said...

Iraq "the craddle of civilization" thanks for the complement of information.

Randy said...

Beautiful addition to an already beautiful place.

Jarart said...

I have the perfect spot for this in my yard!

Mo said...

A great interpretation

RedPat said...

A great piece! Thanks for those 2 reference pics.

Jack said...

It is a very creative piece, Sharon. I like it.

Irina said...

What would we do without art?
And thank you for the Iraq info.

Regina K said...

The sculpture looks similar to your bottom photo. I find ancient cities are so intriguing due to this layering.

JM said...

This is really interesting. When I frist saw the sculpture I thought of a Mexican ruin. Now I will google Erbil, never heard of it before.

Magpie said...

This type of thing always amazes me. I love reading about the parts of cities covered up and left virtually untouched.