The Spring at the Courthouse

The Spring at the Courthouse

At the new (relative term) courthouse in Vancouver there are different art installations around it and this is the one that always interested me. Part of it is the bright red that is surrounded by blank grey concrete, but most of it is the fact that the piece is the exact shape of a spring from a clothespin. I've always wondered how that qualified as art - or more accurately, how you could be payed to make something like that and have it placed in such a public place.

I understand that there is a lot of reference in art and this item must be speaking to something in some way but, I don't know what that way is.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like it, it's that I don't understand its context. Perhaps I'll try to look it up. Until then, I'm more than happy using that piece of art in one of my photographs. It really does look amazingly red next to the (normally) nasty green lights. I love that contrast. Perhaps that's the only context that's needed.

Scanned slide, colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop.

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The Spring at the Courthouse

The Spring at the Courthouse

At the new (relative term) courthouse in Vancouver there are different art installations around it and this is the one that always interested me. Part of it is the bright red that is surrounded by blank grey concrete, but most of it is the fact that the piece is the exact shape of a spring from a clothespin. I've always wondered how that qualified as art - or more accurately, how you could be payed to make something like that and have it placed in such a public place.

I understand that there is a lot of reference in art and this item must be speaking to something in some way but, I don't know what that way is.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like it, it's that I don't understand its context. Perhaps I'll try to look it up. Until then, I'm more than happy using that piece of art in one of my photographs. It really does look amazingly red next to the (normally) nasty green lights. I love that contrast. Perhaps that's the only context that's needed.

Scanned slide, colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop.

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Posted: 2006-10-06 | 14:41


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