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BASKING - HALIMA CASSELL

Taken in the Leicester Botanic Gardens during their annual exhibition of modern sculpture.

A Change Of Heart 2/7

BASKING - HALIMA CASSELL

Taken in the Leicester Botanic Gardens during their annual exhibition of modern sculpture.

comments (22)

Such an interesting and beautiful sculpture.
I would have cropped the leafy little tree in the front out. That's just me though. ; )
Brian Walbey: As the sculpture itself looks a bit like a dead tree trunk laying on the ground I thought the little tree balanced off the composition a bit.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2013, 01:29
Well...this one speaks to me, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It says dead tree trunk to me Ray.
it's a fantastic sculpture of what i think is an alien Brian... the small tree gives scale to the subject....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I guess a lot of work went in to it.
  • Chris
  • In The Medium Lane
  • 17 Dec 2013, 06:40
I'm sure the sculptor is very proud of it
Brian Walbey: Well I hope somebody is!
nice art work
Brian Walbey: Mmmmmm!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2013, 07:35
It is beautifully crafted, but I suspect not your favourite, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I'm not really impressed by very much in the way of modern art Lisl, this looks like a well sand papered dead tree trunk to me, and this is one of the better ones IMHO.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Dec 2013, 07:43
I had a look at yesterday's Brian. This one looks much more interesting and I like your contrast with the young tree.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, I'm sorry but I'm a bit of a Philistine where modern art is concerned.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Dec 2013, 07:58
Basking in the sun - is this a male figure?
Brian Walbey: I think it's a well sand papered dead tree trunk Philine smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Dec 2013, 08:06
"Halima Cassell was born in Kashmir, Pakistan and came to live in England when she was one year old." She has been influenced by Islamic and African Art as you can see.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 17 Dec 2013, 08:09
Amazing tree Brian.
Brian Walbey: The "artist" must have got through a good few sheets of sand paper smoothing that off Chad.
I've been looking at Peter's, Van Gogh series,then these pieces,Brian, I'm afraid they have left me cold,ah well,each to his own.
Brian Walbey: I'm a total Philistine where modern art is concerned Frank, this is one of the better ones I'm showing this week so be warned.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 17 Dec 2013, 10:54
I do like this one better than yesterdays.
Brian Walbey: Actually of the two yesterdays has more to it, I like the symmetrical feel, this is a bit like a well sandpapered dead tree trunk.
Looks like a cross between bird and squid Brian. Nice angle
Brian Walbey: Indeed your interpretation of a Squid is quite apt Janet.
This looks like a giant wooden squid. I rather like it Brian
Brian Walbey: Janet said Squid, I just thought it was a well sand papered and polished dead tree trunk smile
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 17 Dec 2013, 12:17
They are getting better Brian ... I rather like this slouching guy falling asleep on the settee
Brian Walbey: Are now I know what it is supposed to be, it's not a dead tree trunk then smile
Happy Christmas, Brian.
Brian Walbey: And to you also Juan Carlos.
what a sculpture Brian... captivating!!
Brian Walbey: Quite unusual to say the least.
Looks like something nasty has crawled out of the woods!
Brian Walbey: Not the most attractive looking object is it.
I suppose if this was a bit of driftwood I'd be impressed. Good artists manage to convey more than this, other than a fancy title. Certainly not Antony Gormley or Anish Kapoor.
Brian Walbey: Not really being a person who is into modern art I need a proper descriptive title to tell me what is going on.
Quite an impressive way of showing a dead tree Brian!
Brian Walbey: Must have used a lot of sandpaper t get that smooth finish Richard.
the young tree in the front is probably horror stricken, thinking of what lies in store somewhere down the road, Brian
Brian Walbey: Good thinking on your part Ayushsmile
That's certainly different - it does look like wood!
Brian Walbey: It's definitely wood Elizabeth, it would certainly be good for a large number of log fires during a cold winter smile

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