Deconstructing Art

Sometimes, when photographing artwork, especially large pieces, I feel compelled to “deconstruct” them in order to better convey the richness of the work.The fountain “Power of the Sea,” by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Weyr, at Michaelerplatz next to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, is one of them.DetailFountain-Web-DSC_6310DetailTwoFountail-Web-DSC_6308 DetailThreeFountain-Web-DSC_6308FountainWhole-Web-DSC_6308_edited-1FountainContext-Web-DSC_6310

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Santa Monica

At the intersection of Wilshire and Ocean boulevards in Palisades park, a statue of Santa Monica stands on a heart-shaped patch of grass. The 18-ft. high Art Deco Sculpture was sculpted in 1934 by Eugene Morahan as a Public Works of Art project and presented to the citizens of Santa Monica by the Federal Government. The statue faces Wilshire Blvd. as if welcoming visitors to the park.