06 May 2007

Emerging Continents


Monaco seems to have almost as many statues as it does policemen. This creation is situated in the gardens of Fontvieille and is by the sculptor, Blake. You can see more of his work here.

Emerging Continents was created in 1990 and inspired by "global events of 1989 in divided Germany; in barricaded Tiannamen Square, China; in Africa and Asia, fired Blake’s compassion into imagination and action, producing this representation of these emerging Continents. They are emerging from, or trapped by, the stone that represents their history and echoes their future. Their portraits depict repression and rebellion and the work plays on the distinction between treason and revolution."



4 comments:

Tara said...

That's an amazing sculpture! A powerful message...

Kate said...

Wasn't it Michaelangelo who said that the figure "emerged" from the material? Love the sculptures.

Mandi said...

Excellent sculpture. Thanks for the description and info.

Paris Set Me Free said...

I'm very embarrassed - I don't even know where Monte Carlo is - sorry! But it must be somewhere in the south of France, isn't it, because isn't that where the Dumas novel was set?

I like your photos of the strange sculptures and your interesting descriptions - thanks a lot and keep it up.

all the best, from Paris on this election day!

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