Sunday, April 6, 2014

Celestial

This bronze sculpture, titled "U.V. Ceti", can be found on Wellington St across from the FlatIron building which I showed you this week. The name apparently refers to a star system - not sure of the connection. Done by Canadian artist Andrew Posa and installed here in 1982, it is one of several pieces done by Posa around the city so I will be on the hunt for more! When the warm weather comes there is actually a fountain around the piece.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is interesting. almost like an eye.

Luis Gomez said...

Like this piece very much. Would like to see it with water. Thank you.

José Mendonça said...

I see a long beaked bird's head! :-)

Birdman said...

Hopefully, the water will be running soon. Will add a lot to the fountain, I bet.

Sharon Anck said...

What an interesting name and design. This is one where reading the artist's statement might shed some light on it's design. Then again, maybe not.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An unusual and visually appealing piece Pat. Can't wait to see what his other work looks like :)
p.s. I knew you would like the street art going on in Perth, so exciting.

The Greenockian said...

Interesting sculpture.

cieldequimper said...

Am I the only one seeing a raven's or maybe a stylised eagle's head here?

Revrunner said...

Yikes! Kind of creepy.

Randy said...

Interesting piece.

Lowell said...

Maybe the birthing of a star? Or galaxy? Looks like the whole thing is a chunk of something - the universe?

Whatever, I find it quite attractive.

Lois said...

It's nice! I'd like to see with the fountain on too.

William Kendall said...

It's quite a striking piece!

Halcyon said...

Not sure I noticed this before. Maybe it looks different with water. :)

Cloudia said...

Primitive and modern at once! Jaw bone of a great robot horse




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EG CameraGirl said...

I'll be interested to see other pieces. I think it may be stronger as part of a collection rather than as an individual piece...at least for me.

Laura. M said...

Very original, I like to see the street art!

Jack said...

I like the forms. Toronto's commitment to public art really impresses me.