January 23, 2011

Buffalo Sighting

This fun sculpture is also part of the 'Intersections' public art project.  The concept is for people to take self guided tours of all 12 pieces, and that's exactly what these folks were doing after the kickoff party.  This piece is known to people in downtown as 'The Buffalo'  -- you're looking at his face and pointy ears and his snout is pointed leftward -- but it's officially called 'Point Defiance' and was created by a young artist named Beth Nybeck.  I love how these people were huddled around the buffalo touching it and reading their brochure to learn about it.  I also was quite tickled this shot came out as well as it did, since I was about 30 yards away using my 200 mm lens sans tripod at dusk.

6 comments:

Birdman said...

Ok, I'm closing my eyes, and I DO think I can make out the powerful form of something that resembles a buffalo. Can't wait for your photo to compare. hahahaha!

cieldequimper said...

I can't see anything because there's no pic :-( but I do love yesterday's!

clamco said...

Great sculpture! Are these pieces permanent additions to the cityscape or is the project a temporary one? Either way its a great idea to get people to explore the area.

James Mark said...

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, has a town trail made up of fish discretely set into the pavement. At each find there is a something of historical or architectural interest to discover.

Kathy said...

It's a good thing you told us it's a buffalo. I won't tell you what I thought it was!

Ernie said...

Twelve pieces? I went down there yesterday and I think I only saw 7 or 8. Perhaps the others are so arty that I missed them. I'll have to look again sometime.