Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Rosa Nautica"

We are back in the CityPlace condo development and this is yet another of the art pieces installed as part of the city's required art component (1% of the total construction costs). This piece called Rosa Nautica is by artist Francisco Gazitua who had also designed the yellow pedestrian bridge that I showed you last week. This piece is over 75 ft tall and is said to reference sextants and the masts from sailing ships in a nod to the long history of navigation on Lake Ontario which is just a very short walk south from here. 

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive and framed perfectly against that gorgeous blue sky!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it!

Jack said...

Like the other recent piece, I saw the mast references immediately. Pretty nice.

LĂșcia said...

Nice composition, its's an interesting work! ;-)

Lowell said...

One of my favorite pieces of the ones you've shown us recently. Great lines and curves - very nautical!

Deb said...

Nice sculpture, like the way it winds around the steps.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful (I know nothing about sailing, but I love it anyway and can imagine the special meaning it would have to anyone who ever boated on the Lake. That's a perfect use of that 1%....beautiful for everybody and -- special to the area where it's installed..

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive piece of work!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

This is absolutely gorgeous

Sharon said...

Such interesting art pieces at the condo complex. I'm impressed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The 1% for public art is the best thing ever, this is 75 ft fabulous Pat..

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice! I think it's appropriate for condos close to the waterfront.