Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beauty is (Usually) in the Eye Of The Beholder

I recently bought a metal sculpture for my office.  It was a "love at first site" moment when I saw it. 

The sculpture doesn't have a name but I've given it one.  Some people might look at it and see goofy metal squares welded together.  I see The Grand Canyon.  When the sunlight from my office window hits it at various times throughout the day, the squares change like all of the colors you see at the Canyon.

What do you see?  (I won't be hurt if you don't like it.) Do you keep any artwork in your office?

24 comments:

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh I love it! I can see how it'd remind you of the grand canyon with all those colors melting into each other. I bet the light reflection is what makes the whole piece.
I have a collection of art I've collected from various parts of the world. Nothing as big as what you have here, but artsy or unique post cards from different countries. I try to write a little snippet of a memory on the backs of them to remember the trip.

Jean Davis said...

Very pretty! I love the colors!

The artwork in my writing space consists of word clouds of my novels. Which usually just reminds me of how many WIPs I'm juggling and is probably far more stress inducing that your peaceful looking piece. ;)

Angelina Rain said...

That's beautiful. I bet it looks really good in the sun.

I don't have an office but I do have a painting over my computer in the living room so that if I need inspiration I just look at that painting. It's of a lake side log cabin with mountains behind it. Only the mountains look like they are floating on clouds. Fist time I saw it I thought I was looking at heaven. It's the best thing I ever bought at a flee market.

Karen Walker said...

I like it, Liz. And if something reminds you of something so beautiful, who cares what anyone else things. I have photographs in my office, mostly of my singing group, Sugartime.
Karen

Sarah Pearson said...

I don't see the Grand Canyon, but I think it's beautiful. If it was mine I think I would just stare at it :-)

Colette said...

Interesting piece. I do like it. I hope it's BIG (can't tell from the pic) as it seems suited to that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like a kaleidoscope version of the Grand Canyon!

LTM said...

Yes! I actually have my daughters' artwork around my office. Isn't that cute? But they're really good!!! (says the non-biased mom) ;o) <3

raelynbarclay said...

I can see how you got the Grand Canyon out of that and I bet it's stunning when the sunlight hits it. My office is still a work in process. I have some SW art up on one wall and kiddo art on another but there's another wall screaming for something :)

LD Masterson said...

I don't quite see the Grand Canyon. More one of those flat top mesas rising above the desert sand.

City shots and faces trigger my inspiration.

And my collection of Snoopy cartoons when he was sitting on his dog house working on his typewriter. Some of them are priceless.

Elena Solodow said...

Really beautiful! I see a sunset on water.

Tara Tyler said...

i like it!
fall colors are the best and geometric shapes splattered w/o organization is great art to me =)

Melissa Dean said...

Loved it! I love using art with my writing. I'm a new member in your campaign group. Love the blog!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

You know, I kind of see the Grand Canyon too. It's quite cool!

Steph Schmidt said...

I see a circuit board from several computers spliced together.

That tops the old cards and prints I have framed and hanging around my work space.

Crystal Cheverie said...

Actually, yeah, I can see the Grand Canyon in it! The gradation of the colours is really neat. My "artwork" is usually photos of family/friends.

Liz Fichera said...

Thanks for taking a peek at my art! I appreciate the comments. It's also interesting to hear what people keep around them as inspiration. I also have several family photos. I like the black and white variety.

Kathleen said...

I see a group of people dancing. I like it=)

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Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I guess I'm the exception. I like the colors, so if anything, it could evoke thoughts of autumn leaves in the mountains, but I'm not a huge fan of metallic sculptures in general. Prefer wooden pieces, pottery, needlework, and oil paintings.

Lynda R Young said...

it's gorgeous. I have this thing for metal artwork. I love the colours too.

Twimom227 said...

Grand Canyon is great! It looks like a flag or the sun to me.

L'Aussie said...

The good thing about this sculpture for you as it'll keep your mind stimulated as you see different things in it from different angles. It's hard for me to comment with no context but it looks more like a maze to me, a wobbly one. I decorate my office with bookshelves and books and little Frenchy knick knacks.

Denise

Chris Phillips said...

I think the light would help it. I keep sports posters.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Don't laugh, but I see a dream catcher outlined in clouds. It's really a beautiful piece!

*waves* I'm in your campaigner group. Nice to meet you!