Monday, April 21, 2008

Hammering Man

This is a continuation of Jonathan Borofsky's sculptures from yesterday. A 20 ft. high Hammering Man sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center is another one of his creations. Its arm is suppose to move up and down, but this one appears to be out of order...on "strike" if you will. According to Borofsky, the moving arm conveys the common worker's boring and montonously repetitive job.


Each Hammering Man sculpture is numbered to signify common laborers.


Roomful of working gigantic Hammering Man sculptures were on display at the mall about 15 miles from the sculpture center. Their arms were literally moving up and down. Sorry for the poor quality photo, I used my camera phone on this last one. Who knew I would find something interesting at the mall to photograph.


- AV

8 comments:

Cromely said...

We have one of those outside the Seattle Art Museum. I didn't realize it was part of a series.

dot said...

Those are really great! I wish I could travel around and see all the things you see but since I probably never will "thanks for showing me"!

Brett said...

FYI, the mall you refer to, Northpark, was developed by Raymond Nasher, whose collection is housed in the Nasher Sculpture Center. He was a tremendous collector of modern and contemporary sculpture, with over 1000 pieces in his collection. PS, the first hammering man, at the center, is currently having it's motor replaced, hence the "splint" on his arms.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thank you everyone for the comments.

Brett: Thanks for the helpful information.

Lynette said...

I've seen the statue in Seattle when I was there for three days before a cruise/tour in Alaska. It was really, really tall. I think those indoor ones are amazing.

Glad you liked the flower photos. I couldn't get over the symmetry in the petals.

Andrea said...

I love this hammering man. Awesome.

Katney said...

Well, I can see that someone beat me to the punch. The Seattle Museum of Art has one of these outside its entrance. As Cromely mentioned, I didn't know it was not one of a kind. It is huge, and it is fascinating to watch as you wait in traffic.

Lara said...

how interesting these too!