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The "weebles" gathering

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 28 May 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Part of a series of pictures where I have used a light Orton effect, and I thought these turned out well in black and white.

This is part of the public artwork "Conversation Piece" situated next to the Groyne lighthouse in South Shields. The installation consists of 22 copper-bronze statues near the sand dunes at Littlehaven Beach, South Shields. Designed by Spanish artist Juan Munoz they have been a talking point for the last few years. Oddly, from a distance you can never be sure who is talking to who – human or statue!

That's just about the end of this little series of pictures from the Groyne area, just one more tomorrow, see when I promised you "weebles" a couple of weeks ago I meant it :-)

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gerard1948 from Spain

This series of statues is very pretty, a great story,

28 May 2012 5:12am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Nice artwork.

28 May 2012 5:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Remarkable how much 'presence' these have despite (or, because of) the lack of detail. The place will feel so lonely without them.

28 May 2012 5:59am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wonderful series this has been! I still don't like the statues, but your pictures of them are great!

28 May 2012 6:20am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Love the way you have used the lines of the paving in this terrific composition

28 May 2012 6:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another excellente capture

28 May 2012 7:57am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing work...great series.

28 May 2012 8:14am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent work.. as always :)

28 May 2012 8:44am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

interesting series on these strange but fascinating statues.

28 May 2012 8:45am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

...and this one reminds me of commuters going to work....

28 May 2012 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice series Curly. With the diversity of shots you have shown us I'm surprised there are only 22 of them. Are they there permanently?

28 May 2012 9:09am

@grouser: Yes, they have been there for years now.

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

this has a dark, almost sinister feel - the gathering of the undead weebles lol

28 May 2012 10:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating series with very creative angles - love the dramatic lines in this image!

28 May 2012 10:34am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I discovered a series because I was away. Really superb and very original. Good day.

28 May 2012 10:48am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

J aime beaucoup . Tres bon travail qui restitue une ambiance tout particulière. Un grand bravo !

28 May 2012 10:49am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The forms move towards the end of the space that your image shows. Swinging move as penguins do when they go to sea! Very good POV ... A hug, Adela

28 May 2012 11:51am

Z from Shanghai, China

The arrangement of the sculptures well fit the environment...I love it in b&w !

28 May 2012 12:08pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Weebies wobble but they don't fall down:)

28 May 2012 12:12pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Very cool shot full of that wonderful negative space.
Weebles huh? I love it!

28 May 2012 12:57pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Curious human patatoes ! But a nice contrasted effect in the landscape !
Kind regards
Jean

28 May 2012 12:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great angle. This has been a great series. These sculptures are strange yet fascinating to me.

28 May 2012 1:33pm

Florence from Paris, France

They are incredibly expressive.

28 May 2012 1:38pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Those are just the strangest things. The processing works phenomenally well here, Curly.

28 May 2012 3:30pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe perspective et captage quelle vue de ces élément fantastique.
Belle soirée

28 May 2012 4:10pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

perfect blw, bravo curly

28 May 2012 4:37pm

Pixim from Nice, France

A beautiful composition, with the ground in paving stones, I have the impression whom you were on a chessboard, next to these strange parts (sculptures) by pair, for a big game

28 May 2012 5:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Weebles wobble; but they don't fall down! A masterful shot Curly! ;-)

28 May 2012 6:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is great, Curly, with the pulled back view and a superb feel to the black and white.

28 May 2012 7:06pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

All we need is a giant with a bowling ball !~

28 May 2012 8:03pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing place and statues, interesting series

28 May 2012 8:10pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Love it!

28 May 2012 8:10pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great perspective on this interesting place with those strange "figures" ... Excellent shot !!!

28 May 2012 8:38pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I'm liking this series, Curly - It's like a sort of parallel universe they're living in!

28 May 2012 9:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm wondering if you shoot from the same spot on a different day, will they all be in different places???? ;-0

29 May 2012 12:33am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

belle perspective mais ces deux là semblent avoir un peu trop bu...

29 May 2012 2:32am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

perfect framing and beautiful processing

29 May 2012 4:19am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good panoramic composition and in a moment of emptiness, great one!

29 May 2012 4:24am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Such fantastic creatures, great in black&white!

29 May 2012 5:00am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Monique said it all. I like this b&w a lot!

29 May 2012 4:17pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

i am still curious as to what are they.....

30 May 2012 2:08am

Manola from Bassens, France

really strange! ;-)) thank you for sharing!

31 May 2012 4:10am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

They are fabulous, loved your series

1 Jun 2012 12:28pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A unique series..each capture has a mood....interesting art display

16 Jun 2012 7:22am

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