Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Theme Day: Curiosities
The first of the month is theme day for City Daily Photo Bloggers and this month the theme is "curiosities". I chose a rather intriguing art work at the Phoenix Art Museum. It's called "Mass (Colder, Darker Matter)" by Cornelia Parker of London England. The piece is composed of the charred wood of a church in Texas that was struck by lightening and burned. Ms. Parker has suspended the pieces of wood from the ceiling in the shape of a cube with the pieces more dense in the center and thinner at the edges.
The piece was featured in the 1997 Turner Prize Exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London. Here is what a the description at the museum says:
"The title in part, refers to the scientific term 'cold, dark matter,' used to describe the unquantifiable in the universe. 'Mass' suggests not only the spiritual gathering, but also the solids and voids that are basic elements of sculpture. The artist also thinks of this work as a charcoal drawing, or an abstract painting against a white background."
I think it fits the "curiosities" theme perfectly. To see how other city daily photo bloggers have depicted the theme, click here.