Monday, May 16, 2011

Sedna

This sculpture by Hartford artist Karen Petersen stands near the pond in Elizabeth Park.  It was funded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, which is responsible for much of the new public art installed around here in the past decade.

Sedna is said to be the goddess of the sea and marine animals in Inuit mythology.

26 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Lovely sculpture and seems inviting to touch with its smooth stone reflecting the general temperature of the season... great second photo with the picnic scene framed within the art!

Bises,
Genie

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Kate of Visual St. Paul will like this, as do I. I wonder if the artist anticipated that a skilled photographer could use it for framing photos, as you did today.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Genie, those sculptures are just asking to be touched! So cool and smooth definitely like something you would relate to the water.

Kate said...

Now how did Dave know that I'd like this!! He is indeed accurate. I love the smooth lines and the simple yet highly effective shape. The top photo with the dash of red and the bottom framing of a relaxing picnic adds to the charm of the photo!!

brattcat said...

there's an understated elegance to the lines of this sculpture and you've composed these shots so thoughtfully.

Jacob said...

Excellent composition. The Sedna sculpture seems so silly in some sense for its snail-like appearance.

It also reminds me of a seal. Or one of those black leeches that would suck your blood in the cold waters of Minnesota.

You Hartfordians are most interesting. I wonder if the woman framed in that first shot belongs to the Red Hat Society?

Sharon said...

I love this! I can picture myself walk all around it, looking for the best angle for a photo. You found it!

Leif Hagen said...

Cool and fun sculpture! Somehow it makes be think of a French Horn....

Sylvia K said...

What a great sculpture! And it does remind me of a French Horn, too! Love the smooth surface! Terrific captures as always, Jack, and the last one is superb!! What a great frame it makes! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

JM said...

What a very cool sculpture! The lady with the red hat framing is just perfect. Well done, Jack.

Karl said...

Great artistic work!

cieldequimper said...

I like this roundness, like a circle of life. And the red hat is a stroke of genius!

VP said...

I like the sculpture and the way you show us the passers by through it!

youth_in_asia said...

It's a very nice sculpture. I really like how you framed some of the folks in the background (especially the picnickers).

RedPat said...

Love the sculpture and the way you shot it! Nice.

joo said...

It's a very nice sculpture and the first photo is classy!

Lois said...

Nice sculpture and I love the way you have used it as a frame!

Birdman said...

I like that you've captured the red inside too.

Virginia said...

Sedna doesn't seem to know whether she's coming or going! :)

Regina K said...

I like the way you captured the red hat best!!!

Cindy said...

Very cool. I love how you framed the people in the pictures.

James said...

Nice captures! The sculpture reminds me of the work of Sedona's Nassan Gobran.

Randy said...

I really like this one.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Karen is very talented!Very interesting information about this sculpture, I love it!It's modern and beautiful!
Léia

EG Wow said...

Smooth and sensual. I bet many viewers are tempted to to stroke it. I like the way you've photographed it, the first with yhe woman and red hat in the centre and the second with the the people sitting in the grass. Well done, Jack!

SRQ said...

What a sculpture! Love your composition.