Sculpture Saturday #16

Overlooking Antibes’ Port, this 18 metre high sculpture celebrated its 10th birthday in May and is probably the most photographed site in the town. The Nomad (2007) by Jaume Pensa started life as a temporary installation on Antibes’ ramparts as it had already been sold to a collector in Miami but he made a duplicate which has been in situ now for just over 10 years.

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  • Share a photo of a sculpture
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31 Comments on “Sculpture Saturday #16

  1. Today when I started out on my daily bicycle ride, I took a different route than usual and ended up at the new Westend Campus of the Goethe University here in Frankfurt, where I hadn’t been for several years. (I studied at the old campus of the same university nearly half a century ago.)
    Along with lots of other changes they have added a central square to the new campus, and in the middle of the square is a sculpture called “Body of Knowledge 2010” by Jaume Plensa. From a distance, it looks very similar to the sculpture in your photo, but when I got up close I saw that in addition to letters of our alphabet, it also includes Greek and Chinese characters and mathematical symbols.
    I took some photos and will post them on my website in a few days, but first I’ll go back and try to get an evening photo, as it appears to be illuminated from the inside after dark, like the one in Antibes.

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  2. Actually there is also the same (or maybe it was temporary) but really only these characters no chinese nor else, in Des Moines Iowa (USA) of all places ! We stumbled upon it randomly in 2012 when driving back from the West Coast, from San Francisco to New York and we had to stop for an unwanted reason (my mother had to go to the hospital for a couple of days due to the heavy salt meals in the US ) and as we were stuck there we roamed the city with my father and found that very same statue by the same artist !

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  3. Pingback: Body of Knowledge – Operas and cycling, and other travels

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