Thursday, April 4, 2013

It Takes Two

It Takes Two by Bob Allen, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London
“It Takes Two” by Bob Allen, 2002
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf
London, January 2005

It Takes Two is a bronze cast of an original carving in English yew from the fallen bough of an ancient tree listed in the Doomsday Book. Bob Allen takes his inspiration from nature, often carving in wood using traditional tools and working in the open air. His aim is to reveal the hidden quality in the wood he uses, and in this case when he started work it was the female form that emerged first, later complemented with a male form. They are locked together in a dance, entwined and inseparable.”
(It Takes Two, Canary Wharf Group)

5 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I like the flowing movement. Very nice!

crocrodyl said...

Interesting! I like perspective of this photo!

Changes in the wind said...

Opposite shapes flowing together...beautiful.

Dina said...

The wonderful story of the wood makes this even better.

Kcalpesh said...

Abstract... Meaningful and beautiful....