Friday, October 17, 2014

Watcher

This is another sculpture from my visit to the Maine Audubon Society at Gilsland Farm. Here we see The Sentinel, a sculpture constructed out of sapling by The Myth Makers Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson in 2012. This and the piece I showed yesterday are two of the 82 sculptures from 35 New England artists on display this fall in the show,"A Celebration of Art and Nature" on the property. I would imagine there is a lot of wear and tear on an installation like this. It is for sale and if bought the artists will construct you a new one wherever you choose. This 'watcher of the meadow' lurks over you as you drive up the winding path towards their main building. I hear, sometimes, when they disassemble their wooden installations, they just set them ablaze. That might be kind of exciting for an upcoming All Hallows Eve haunt.

21 comments:

  1. As Audubon was a fine birds observer , and as this statue is called "Sentinel", I see a raven here , watching over the meadow.But it's not the kind I'd like to have in my garden .

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  2. Simple, but quite effective: I like this Sentinel!

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  3. kinda creepy; kinda cool!

    yes, all the pond photos i show are right here at home - out my back yard. :)

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    1. Wow! You do have amazing 'visitors'!

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  4. j aime bcp ce corbeau,tres reussi ;o)

    bon w end

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  5. Poor artists won't make a penny off me. I like the work though.

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  6. Cool statue. It looks like something that would be in a Neil Gaiman book.

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  7. Rather nice.

    You shouldn't have said that because now I want to see them set ablaze.

    Beautiful autumn colours too!

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    1. Ya, I found their "Myth Moose" in NH up in flames on their website.

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  8. i like it, but it is a little creepy, but cool, but still a little creepy :D

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  9. I have a lot of these in my backyard that peck at the fruit on our apple tree. Only they're much smaller. And alive.

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  10. It looks a lot like a raven. Then the Maine version of Burning Man?

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  11. It's an amazing sculpture Birdman and somehow a nonfire at the end of his time seems symbolically perfect.

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