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Wind Wand

Wind Wand
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Copyright: Varina Taylor (nana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-01
Categories: Artwork
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 3:34
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Points: 20
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Len Lye (1901 - 1980)

Conceived by New Zealand born artist Len Lye, this sculpture was commissioned by the New Plymouth District Council and made by the Len Lye Foundation to celebrate the new millennium. The red light at the top was illuminated for the first time at midnight, December 31st 1999.

Devoting his life to the art of motion, Lye made an international career in both film-making and kinetic sculpture. He described his sculptures as dancers, in this case swaying and oscillating in response to the motion of the wind. Lye produced several smaller versions Wind Wand during his lifetime by hoped that one day a 45 metre Wand could be built.

This posthumous version realises the artist’s intentions through the use of glass and carbon fibres that are both strong and flexible. To see other work by this remarkable artist visit the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.

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very nice simple comp here varina :)
colors and details are superb :)

hi Varina
happy new year. :-)
very nice shot. best colours and details.
thanks for sharing.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-01-01 5:02]
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Hi Varina,

Excellent shot, I like the POV and composition here, excellent contrast. Very dramatic sky, nice work! Thanks for sharing


Hi Varina,
Great shot, you have composed the subject very well, as you have been able to convery the movement of the wand. Impressive sky too. Everything about the shot is very good. Well done.
The wand impressed me when I saw it. Infact I enjoyed New Plymouth alot whilst there, I loved the views of Mt Taranaki, very special place.
Happy New Year,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-01-01 10:08]
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Selam Nana;
Bu ne güzel renk ve netlik tebrikler selamlar

Good compo Nana, the red shows up so well against teh blue and white sky. TFS

hi varina!!
beautiful photo, very simple but great.
excellent colors and compo.


  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-01-03 1:19]
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Hi Nana... very striking photo, red is always eyecatching.. very nicely composed.. well done to you...

I see you have been away, sorry havent got around to critquing much... but will catch up.. and now I am out of points...sorry.

Cheers Dawn.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2007-01-05 5:36]

What makes you like a picture ?? Well I dont know how to explain but I do for this one.

Yan M

Beautiful colours and nice compo Nana.. Brava.

i like your pov here. the red is so impelling!

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