Sunday, November 23, 2014

I HEART MACRO


These photos are taken of very interesting sculptures made out of almond willow and straw, and their creator is British willow sculptor, Tom Hare.  They were fascinating and the workmanship outstanding.  We found them in a botanical garden in Oslo.  You can enlarge each photo and enlarging the explanation will tell you more.  You can see more of Mr. Hare's work at his blog here.  Keep clicking on the down arrow which appears below each exhibit in the middle of the page for another work to appear.  























I am not sure what this one is but it makes a very nice seat.  I didn't take a photo of their marker, having my mind on the 'apple' in another part of the garden. 


The 'apple' was enormous, they all were.  









I put Gregg in this photo so that you could see the size.































I am linking up with Laura's I Heart Macro here

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31 comments:

William Kendall said...

They are particularly fascinating up close!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, they are interesting and neat looking sculptures.. Great photos.. Have a happy new week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

so very, very cool! loved the maple whirlygigs!

Michelle said...

I like these very much!

Dan the Mountain Man said...

Very interesting sculptures. I would enjoy walking around the garden.

Ginny said...

WOW, what a special treat! These are amazing! Somehow, I guessed the size before I even saw Gregg. I especially like the mushrooms, but they are all so fantastically perfect. I was wowed with the mushrooms, but then you gave us even more, so cool! I love Botanical Gardens. I wonder how long it takes him (and his team if he uses one) to make one item.

Cloudia said...

you have REALLY introduced this art brilliantly!

That apple doesn't fall far from the tree I bet!
The same surely must be said of your dear husband (and father in law :)



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Red said...

Cool stuff! You've shown fine detail as to how these were put together.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

So intricate such talent! The attention to detail is nothing short of amazing, and I would imagine the art would require a degree of physical strength as well. Sensational Denise.

Stephanie said...

These things are all so fascinating. Love these sculptures.

Debbie said...

You find and photograph the coolest stuff!! I am always on the lookout for fun stuff like this!! I enjoyed all the close-ups, showing off the details!!

Felicia said...

Wow how cool are those sculptures Denise.
great images.

Jeanne said...

Wow! I really enjoyed seeing this. Amazing creativity. Where does that come from? Magical!

Elephant's Child said...

How amazing. I would love to see them - and think that a botanical garden is the perfect spot for them.

janiceadcock said...

What an amazing group of natural sculpting! Great shots.

Margaret Adamson said...

These are amazing pieces of art. I love all the close ups of his work. All beautifully photographed.

Hannah said...

The size and complexity of the sculptures is a marvel. I like the complexity up close, it gives the sculptures a more natural appearance. It would be fun to see a video of the process. I particularly like the apple, the difference in construction of the inner fruit versus the peel is amazing.

Valerie said...

I confess that I've never heard of Tom Hare but his work is spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I'm going to read up on the guy now.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Oh, I like those very much. Looks like a combination of traditional basket weaving and thatching; very clever, very effective.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow so unique!!! I would love to visit this place and see these in person. Have a Happy Monday :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Absolutely fascinating! I love seeing the details!

orvokki said...

Hih .. you are funny. These really are macros.
Lovely images and very interesant.

gigihawaii said...

Wonderful sculptures in Oslo, a city that I would love to visit someday.

Linda P. said...

They are amazing sculptures made as a gift to the Botanical Gardens.
Having just watched someone on the television making a willow basket from different types of willow that she grows I know that it's quite a process to create these beautiful, natural items and the sculptures are even more complex in design. I like the use of straw as well as willow and the way the mushrooms bend naturally.

Sandra said...

what an amazing and gifted artist he is. these are spectacular. your photos are fantastic and show each and every detail. i went through the slide show twice.. can't pic a favorite, i love them ALL....

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This is my first time seeing willow sculptures. They are truly amazing. What a useful medium that takes nothing away from the environment but gives a lot artistically.

maryaustria said...

These are amazing sculptures and gorgeous macros!

Gunilla Bäck said...

These sculptures are awesome! The details are interesting.

Gail Dixon said...

I thought the mushrooms were cool until I saw the apple! How neat!!! I really enjoyed the close-ups of them, too.

Pat said...

What fantastic sculptures. I've never seen anything like them.

Susan said...

Wow, the things that there are to be seen... so clever :D)