October 12, 2009

WWII alien

At least, that's what this looks like to me. I saw this sculpture made of old scrap metal inside Fort Santiago in the old walled city of Intramuros but couldn't find any kind of information about it. I won't be surprised if the metal came from weapons and vehicles used during WWII, which also caused the damage to the building behind it.

metal sculpture inside Fort Santiago

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24 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Strange, not really beautiful but expressive. Probably this kind of reaction is exactly what the artist was looking for.

Jacob said...

This is a really great photo! I have no idea what it means although it could represent those who suffered hunger and starvation during the war...

I think your guess as to where the materials came from is pretty good and wouldn't be surprised if you were spot on.

Steffe said...

I love stuff like this. I found a similar thing in a forest a few years ago. It can be seen on my blog. I called it the Terminator endoskeleton.

arabesque said...

it's very artistic.
funny you could spot this piece amidst the history of fort.s. ^-^
and like v.poet said, it's indeed expressive!

Leif Hagen said...

An ODD sculpture but interesting and unique!

What isn't ODD is that you just received the "Perfect Pixel" award from Jacob at Ocala Daily Photo - you deserve it! Congrats!

Layrayski said...

Cool! but I got the feeling that the skinny scrap statue was crying (sad). I followed the link given by steffe and they almost look the same. the mystery deepens!

Memphis MOJO said...

I just heard you won the Perfect Pixel Award and wanted to stop by and congratulate you! After looking at your work, I can see why Jacob awarded it to you.

Don and Krise said...

You do have a knack of finding some pretty interesting artwork Hilda.
P.S. Congratulations on the Pixel Perfect award. I think everyone will agree you deserve it.

Bergson said...

This recycling of Arms pleases me well

Olivier said...

en effet très étrange comme statue, mais j'aime beaucoup.
Pour répondre à ton passage, la sculpture lumineuse est interactive quand on passe sa main devant un capteur, cela change les couleurs et la vitesse

Olivier said...


indeed act as very strange, but I really like.
To answer your running, light sculpture is interactive when it passes his hand over a sensor, it changes color and speed

Halcyon said...

I sort of like this sculpture. I also like the idea of weapons becoming art or at least something less deadly and meanacing. Nice!

Avignon said...

What a contrast between the old town (I like this garden, these stones and this sculpture) and the "new-yorker" town... with these high building of steel and glass !

katney said...

Art from found objects. the best kind of art sometimes.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow very modern and different sculpture but I think it is a woman.Maybe she is not happy but at least she has long hair!LOL
Very interesting to know that they used the metal from weapons.I think this art is a kind of protestation.
Cool shot Hilda!
Have a nice week dear friend
Hugs
Léia

Nathalie said...

Hilda what a great picture !
The sculpture itself, greenery and neglected building in the background all compose a very striking and mysterious image.

the donG said...

this one i missed when i last visited intramuros. great depiction.

marley said...

I really like this.

Frank said...

Huge congratulations for receiving the Pixel Perfect Award from Jacob and Lois Anne at Ocala Daily Photo. http://ocaladailyphoto.blogspot.com

You are VERY deserving.

This sculpture is intriguing. Standing where it does in front of the ruins speaks volumes. It is always a shame when you can't find more information on something. Frustrating and a big loss to the artist.

Lois said...

Wow, it certainly is different! I like it though.

James said...

Different, but I like it. I think the plants are a nice touch.

Lew said...

Odd sculpture, but great photo! Perhaps it was inspired by Pablo Picasso?

George said...

What an interesting sculpture! It would be fascinating to find some of the history behind it.

AB said...

Whatever its creator or history, it is truly inspiired