Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Out of the Jurisdiction: Fort Myers


I spend some of the winter in Connecticut and some in Florida.  In mid-December, I was in Florida. 
The Sidney and Beirne Davis Art Center on Fort Myers' main downtown street was originally a post office and later a courthouse. In front are two fascinating light sculptures. Internal lights project nonsense words on nearby sidewalks, steps, walls, trees, cars and pedestrians. Very cool.

25 comments:

Malyss said...

I like this kind of art!I was trying to understand what language it was before reading your text! :o)

Gunn said...

Stylish!
I like it!:)

brattcat said...

beautiful shot, jack.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is creative, and I am sure it was a challenge to photograph. Fort Myers would be a good place to spend time in the winter. My late uncle spent winters, then eventually moved permanently from Michigan to Naples, Florida.

Regina K said...

My 2 year old grandson would love this, letters are his favorite object. These letters also create a wonderful display.

SRQ said...

I've never really understand this display, although I enjoy it. Must have been challenging to capture this at night with so many lights. Very nice!

Sharon said...

I like this. I would enjoy studying the words shining on the walls around here.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally cool Jack! Fantastic effect on the surrounding buildings and who doesn't love nonsense words!!

Sylvia K said...

I agree -- a totally cool shot indeed! Hope your week is going well, Jack!

Sylvia

JM said...

What a fantastic effect! Great shot, Jack.

Lowell said...

I'm glad you explained this. Great photo of a great effect. The only problem I see is we've got enough nonsense in the word world now! :-)

RedPat said...

For some reason I am not seeing any text with an explanation. I do like the effect though!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

HEHVL THYGFRD IO NOMAFCUIN POMK INJYFCE TRYUMLNB OIPRDE YHG DFEW TYUJKIONBEDHRWASXMLOU. KIUJNG.

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ Malyss, so was I! :-) This is absolutely fabulous, I'd go photo crazy!

Valerie said...

What an extraordinary and imaginative piece of art. Great captures Jack - thanks for sharing (and for the explanation!). Happy Christmas

joo said...

It's so lovely Jack, and unusual:)

Kay said...

Nice shot. It can't have been easy capturing something so ephemeral. What an interesting piece of art!

Randy said...

Those light sculptures are amazing!

Lynette said...

Do they spin? Move at all? I love the photos, Jack, and the explanation, but if I were there and the words moved, I'm not convinced that my motion sickness bracelets would keep from being dizzy, sick-feeling.

Karen Xavier said...

Love the wreath, it would have been cool if the words actually made some sorta sense... like passages from famous books, looks nice nevertheless.

VP said...

At first I tried to understand some word...

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Oh, this is really spectacular!

CaT said...

wow! that looks amazing! too bad i had not seen this before visiting fort myers, then i certainly would have searched for it....

Tash said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC! So glad you pointed me to it! I'll have to plan a trip to Ft. Myers just to see it.
"Caloosahatchee Manuscripts (a gift to the City of Fort Myers made in 2001 by Florida Power & Light Co) by Maryland sculptor Jim Sanborn." (from http://www.artswfl.com/galleries/fort-myers-river-district/public-art-installations/caloosahatchee-manuscripts/caloosahatchee-manuscripts).