Ynuk, Ynuk, Ynuk…
Ynuk, Ynuk, Ynuk…
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, Comments Off on Ynuk, Ynuk, Ynuk…

 

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If you have Batman in the previous blog entry, flat-out with an opened up umbrella beside him, then it logically follows you have The Penguin – but this penguin isn’t the waddling bird of foul play, as the kitsch sixties TV series set in Gotham City is wont to say.

 

Like other designer pieces at Twist, the Pacific Place upmarket  jewellery store, this 8ft-high penguin standing guard – rather than casing the joint for a potential robbery – outside the shop is a creation of the Philadelphia-based junk sculptor Leo Sewell, who has a way of transforming scraps of metal and discarded items into artfully welded animals and human torsos.

 

Not many people knows this, but you can actually buy this sculpture for “about $45,000”, according to the store manager, whose eyes lit up like a Christmas tree for some reason or other when I asked if it was for sale. I’m surprised a wealthy Seattle art collector or corporation hasn’t – and especially here for UK readers of a certain vintage, remembering the penguin chocolate biscuit ads from the 1970s – p-p-p-picked-up this penguin signature piece yet. It has been here since the store opened in 1999.

 

Olympus OM1 & Zuiko 50/1.2
Kodak Tri-X(@200)
HC-110 (Dil.H – 1:63 @ 7:30 minutes)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan

 

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