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Monday, 27 September 2010

The Guardians

These two large sculptures are carved from Italian statuary marble and clad with ceramic tiles by a then, local artist, Simon Rigg. The square based mounting of the larger statue depicts the four elements. The smaller Guardian reveals a woman's head looking through the hole of the larger sculpture, and hints at the source of all images, beyond our plane of vision.

Facing south
The Guardians, by Simon Rigg were unveiled in November at Melbourne's Southgate precinct near the Crown Casino, the commissioning body. Information from Artlink



Facing north
Another side to the Four Elements - Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

You can see the Crown Entertainment Complex in the rear. The Guardians stand at Yarra Promenade just past Queens Bridge. There is seating nearby - and a nice area with trees. A quiet place to sit in front of the river and enjoy a coffee or read a book.


Today's Quote: The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty ~ James Madison

14 comments:

Johnny said...

Me recuerdan los pináculos de la Sagrada Familia de Barcelona (Gaudí).
Saludos

Jack said...

Those statues are very colorful and cool. We have two statues in Hartford that are similar, but both are far more subdued (just like Hartford is more subdued). I will have to post them sometime soon.

Luis Gomez said...

Great sculptures! Love how colorful they are.

Lucka said...

Beautiful colorfull sculptures. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Leif Hagen said...

Very cool pieces of art for all to enjoy! Groovy!
By the way, where did you get your blog's language translator? Help, please!

Randy said...

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate. I love how colorful these are. It makes you want to take a closer look.

~Just me again~ said...

I love how vibrant these are!

VP said...

I like the genial tiled part much more than the sculpted one. A very nice couple of works anyway.

diane said...

I'm glad you explained them to me, even so they I can't see what it means but they are very colourful and make the promenade look interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting and colorful art!
Léia :)

arabesque said...

the sculptures are always interesting, too bad we don;t have much here.
they look so colorful btw.
i hope you have a gr8 week ahead bfg. ^0^

Jacob said...

I like them both, though they are a bit odd. What I like is their colors and the fact they project a certain bold face to the world. Striking creations and another star in Melbourne's crown!

Sorry to hear about your Internet problems. Blogger gives me fits every so often...don't know why, though.

Bergson said...

un peu trop coloré pour moi

Carver said...

They are very colorful and vibrant. Great shots.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.