Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #33: I Don't Know What It Is Either Redux


"Some Catch"
Bloomington, IN - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)

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Several months ago I featured a sculpture on the campus of Indiana University that was about the same size as this one and just as cryptic. I'm not sure what this one is either, unless it's one helluva big fish!Violence UnSilenced
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25 comments:

Felisol said...

Hi, Mojo,
Some catch, I agree.
To me it looks like a sinking ship.
There have been some of those here on our stormy coast.
Some even makes it a living rescuing ships in need. A heundred and fifty years ago people made a living from setting out false lanterns and robbing the wreck.

From this sinister histories you may understand I cannot even spot a swordfish in your brilliant shot.
From Felisol

maryt/theteach said...

Can't tell what it is, Mojo! But I'm glad the artist liked RED! Ha! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Ralph said...

In the land of Hoosiers, this is quite a red...what?? I don't know what it is, but it is sculpted in a dramatic way. And IU colors include red, so all is perfect for Ruby Tuesday!

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Catherine said...

Maybe a stylized pagoda ? In red, it could work.
Here, we call "golden fish" : poisson rouge (Red fish). So it could be a Red fish, bigger than normal, as you proposed.
A nice sculpture for today.

MyMaracas said...

I agree, it looks like the upended prow of a ship, with a very large tail fin to the left.

dot said...

Great catch whatever it is! Bet it would be nice in B&W too.

Carletta said...

I'm imagining a boat as well. :)
It's a big red impressive piece of sculpture by all accounts.
Nice shot Mojo.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

CJ said...

Nice photo.

I would surmise, like most abstract artists, the artist had no intention of making it look like anything in particular, which means, the viewer can see in it what s/he can imagine. This looks like an Alexander Calder work to me. He was famous for his mobiles, but he also created many stabiles, similar to this one.

napaboaniya said...

I can't tell for nuts what's it is. One might argue that it's a mighty piece of art. To me, it's only ............. a big chunk of metal.
Ok, I admit I dun score well in that sort of arts field :P

Jeri said...

Ahh, you have triggered our imaginations, well done!! I have no idea what it is, but believe the earth opened up and swallowed the other half!!!

DrillerAA said...

I really like the subject matter. I like the contrast of the red with the green backdrop. Very nicely done.

Have a great RT.

Shadow said...

i think their theme is abstract, heee heee heee

Annie said...

This one might actually grow on me, Jazz.

Daryl said...

Hey its ART .. which means its whatever you think it is.. to be its a big red thingie ...

Tink *~*~* said...

tend to agree, the artist intended for it to be a fish. (sometimes, I think "art" like this is just arbitrary, and the "artist" rather enjoys people trying to make something out of nothing!)

Tink *~*~*
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Raven said...

Whatever it is, it's interesting. Cool photo.... fun to read what everybody thinks it is.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Certainly catches the attention and I like it. Maybe it doesn't need to 'be' anything.

soulbrush said...

very interesting image. i like it a lot.

Martha said...

Looks like a big fish crashing into a now sinking ship!!!!

laura said...

I like sculptures that make you wonder. :-)
Great Ruby Tuesday post!!

Amanda said...

Very interesting, again you leave me wondering.....

Judy said...

Not sure what it is but it's a good photo for Ruby Tuesday.

Eaton Bennett said...

Great Ruby Tuesday, whoever the artist/architect was he was thoughtful in deciding to make it red. It sure stands out against the natural setting, in fact I would say it's taken over.

Ruby Tuesday

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm always intrigued by art in public spaces; especially outdoors.

After I give readily identifying it, I start to look at its attributes: the angles and lines and dimensions, how it's put together, who decided to put it in exactly that spot and who the artist was. But of course, I'm always thinking about art and always wanting to delve deeper into what it may be all about.

I LOVED this, Mr. Mojo. :-)