Having developed a fascination for sculptures ever since I was a young boy, I love to feature cool sculptures from around the World on this cool things blog. This following sculpture is by Lorenzo Quinn using bronze, stainless steel, and aluminium.
According to Lorenzo Quinn’s website this piece is called The Force of Nature II:
We humans think of ourselves as supreme beings, above all others and in absolute control of our destiny and our surroundings. We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury, almost as if she needs to remind us of her presence and our responsibility towards her child (The Earth).
After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature. This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.
In essence, people are not very different today from the people who lived thousands of years ago. We still devote ourselves to symbols in order to escape our destiny.
Here’s some of his additional variations of this work: http://imgur.com/a/t2Gi6
There are many version of sculptures like this around the World. There is one in Midtown Manhattan in the lobby of a building at 6th avenue and 53rd street.
You can buy sculptures like this from http://www.paragonfineart.com/artists/lorenzo-quinn.html