Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sea in the city..

Some Cities are built by the sea. It is
reflected in the street art of that city as
shown in the examples here. I especially
love the giant whale and sea life murals
of well known street artist Wyland.
He has painted over 100 of these dramatic
marinescapes , these ones dotting the
coast of Honolulu.
The amazingly intricate and fragile
looking glass sculpture by American
artist Dale Chihuly, (above), in the entrance
foyer of the Victoria and Albert Museum,
London, is an example of bringing
the sea into a city that is inland, proving
that most city dwellers still want to feel
connected to the ocean and its savage beauty.

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