Monday, August 25, 2014

Citadel....rediscovered


Do you happen to remember this piece of art?  I featured it in a post on July 12, 2011.   At that time it was located in a shady spot at the Desert Botanical Garden where it remained for about six to eight months.  I liked it so much that I took many photos of it and was sad when it was gone.

On Saturday I found it again in the sculpture garden at the Shemer Art Center.  I was so pleased to see it up again.  It was created by Patricia Sannit who was inspired by the Citadel Erbil in Iraq.  You can see a couple of photos I borrowed off of the internet of Erbil in my 2011 post, just click the link above.


When it was on display at the Desert Botanical Garden, it had a rope around it to keep people from getting too close.  Here at the Shemer, you can walk around it and through it and admire all the shapes and textures of the bricks that have constructed it.  I love it!

16 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

It's very nicely constructed, good that you can now get up close too!

Birdman said...

I love this. Closeups of the stones?

Karl Demetz said...

Nice artistic construction.

Judy said...

Very nice!

RedPat said...

Rediscovery of an old friend!

glenda said...

This is so unique, will have to stop by and check it out in person.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a brilliant re-discovery Sharon. It really is the most fascinating piece, I wonder if each time it's moved and reconstructed the pattern says the same?

cieldequimper said...

It is fantastic! You got much better pics this time round and yes, the citadel looks fascinating.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful piece of work!

Jack said...

Agreed. Very interesting.

Randy said...

I love it.

Thérèse said...

I do remember this beautiful construction. Each brick made by hand... by the artist and her students.

Kate said...

It definitely has an ancient look about it.

José Mendonça said...

I love it! By the way, do you know that a huge Mayan city was discovered in the Mexican jungle?

Steve Reed said...

Very cool. And how great that they've made it more accessible.

Kathy said...

It's always great to run across an old friend.