Monday, March 4, 2013

Kinetic Sculpture/Our World

The Millennium Mast by Lynda and Ron Baird

Last Tuesday was an overcast day with enough wind to cause the sails atop this sculpture to pivot as the mast rotated gently - a treat to watch.
Another view

Standing on the Pickering waterfront, the 12-metre-high sculpture represents the white pines once abundant along the this length of Lake Ontario shoreline.

Longer view

During the 19th century, the tall, straight pines were used for masts by the British Royal Navy.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

34 comments:

Buttons said...

I thought that looked familiar:) I love it. B

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love kinetic sculptures. Yours is beautiful.

Sandra said...

this i really really like and would love to sit and watch it

Pamela Gordon said...

What an interesting sculpture. It would be interesting to see it in motion.

Cezar and Léia said...

Huge and beautiful sculpture, and you got excellent shots, thanks for the different views!
Léia

Cindy said...

Beautiful sculpture!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

How clever it was to turn a pine tree into a mast in olden days. This post and sculpture made me realize that sails do somewhat take on a silhouette shape of tree branches.

rainfield61 said...

The name of the sculpture is called "Science".

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It is just beautiful and I'd love to see it in motion.

RedPat said...

I too love to watch a kinetic sculpture in motion!

LONDONLULU said...

That is so cool! I love the closeups, looking almost like abstract art. You caught beautiful light in the long view.

RamblingRound said...

So unique. I bet it is mesmerizing to watch.

llandudnopictures said...

Very graceful looking!

Snowcatcher said...

Fascinating. I did not not that bit of history. A very unique sculpture!

cieldequimper said...

That's lovely!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Very nice sculpture! I love the white background. An overcast day is good sometimes!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a gorgeous sculpture and especially striking caught against an overcast sky.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...

Gary said...

Really interesting and active sculpture! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

I would love to see the sculpture moving in the wind. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I have trouble finding a pine tree in this piece of art but that doesn't mean I don't think it's beautiful! We have loblolly pines here in East Texas and they grow tall, tall, tall.

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful where alike is possible, and happening.

robert geiß

Sylvia K said...

Love kinetic sculptures as do so many of the others and this one is terrific! And I love all of your captures for the day!! Great look at your world!!

Karen said...

What a fun sculpture!

Lowell said...

Truly beautiful. And unique. Brilliantly executed. I can imagine it was fun to watch blow in the wind!

Photo Cache said...

this looks like a fun sculpture.

Stephanie said...

This is pretty cool!

Susan said...

That is so cool!!!!

Marie said...

It's a lovely sculpture! By the way, yes, the saguaros were moved to Pima Prickly Park to be arranged in the circle. You are right to assume it would take much too long to grow them from seed and have them reach the height they are. You can buy saguaros in nurseries around town.

Kay said...

Isn't this a beautiful piece! So unique! I'd love to see it in motion.

ladyfi said...

How lovely and quite creative too!

NatureFootstep said...

interesting sculpture. :)

amanda said...

Makes for an interesting image, and I like the story behind this, of the white pines.
Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Wow. That's interesting!

=)

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