Saturday, April 25, 2009

Photo Challenge - Anything Metal

A big thank you to Miz Jan over at Murrieta365 for giving us our prompt of "Anything Metal" for our photo challenge this time and don't forget to click over to our Photo Challenge Blog and click on each of the links in the comments to see what all the other wonderful challenger's photos.

Each of my pictures for this challenge came from the The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. I visited the museum last weekend after I found out that it was only a short distance from where James was working on President's Island and thought it would be a perfect place to take pictures for this challenge.

They wouldn't allow pictures to be taken inside the museum but did allow them to be taken of the sculptures and displays located outdoors.

So I did.

I took this inside Schering-Plough Smithy area. I thought it was an amazing metal cast of a child's hand.

This sculpture was titled "Gnaw Bones". I looked it over and had to come to the conclusion that I'm fairly certain I wouldn't want to be inside the artist's head,,,nope,,,not for any reason.

Here is a closer look at old bones up there.

This funky bird sculpture was much more appealing to me. I love the colors and fun of it. I'm not very good at interpreting art work that isn't blatantly self-explanatory.

This display was sort of peaceful and serene once you got past the half of a head peeking out of the top and the metal alligator hanging around at the bottom.

I so much fun doing this challenge and I look forward each time to the new prompts and to seeing how everyone interprets the prompts.


Donna said...

Don't some artists have a crazy way of looking at things, LOL? Love the hand sculpture pic the best. Such simplicity! You did great, as usual, Miz Brenda!

Sally said...

Wow, Ms. Brenda~those are awesome!! I LOVE the bird!! I'd to have him in my front yard. :)

The childs hand is beautiful! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to visit there and at just the right moment in time!!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Jan said...

I had no idea this museum existed. I really like the hand, all of your photos are wonderful, though.

Jeanne said...

Umm yeah I'm with you I like the bird best. Great shots though all!

Jeanette said...

All of your pictures are wonderful. I'm the first to admit that I have no appreaction for art! I don't get it, you know? However, that hand is pretty cool!

Donna said...

Glad you got to get down to the museum! These are great!!! Especially the hand!! Can't you just "see" that child's hand?!!
Wonderful pictures Miz Brenda!! And I agree with Never know how someone will interept these themes!!
Happy day to you!!hughugs

antigoni said...

Great place. I would love to visit this museum. If there are so many beautiful things outside, imagine the things inside....

Cindra said...

Eeeewwww! I see what you mean about that one sculpture piece. I do like the colorful one, and the hand cast, but my favorite is the peaceful one.

Just Joni said...

Isn't it amazing how people can be so creative? Love the my eye will be caught by anything metal for the next few days!

Karen M said...

What a great place for "metal" pics! I love them all...but I have to go with that hand as my favorite. Something about it grabbed my heart.

jazzi said...

Great photos! Wasn't it opportune that you had the chance to go to the Metal Museum just in time for this challenge?
I'm with you about artists and some of their interpretations. Some of them are pretty, um, interesting.

Maria said...

I also like the metal bird best, it's nice! The last picture is very peaceful. Great pictures!

Debbie said...

Gnaw Bones had to be a CSI guy for sure! Grissom?

I like the bird too as I'm not into interpreting much either.

I WISH I had a metal image of David's little hand :(

Great photos Brenda!