Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pedro Silva Benches

As Olivier mentioned in his comment yesterday, there are some beautiful mosaic benches around Grant's Tomb, created by the artist Pedro Silva. They are quite beautiful and here is a close-up of one of them. Silva was born in Chile and moved to New York in the 1950s. If you'd like to read more about him, you can visit www.psilvastudios.com
Here is a larger view of one of the benches. I wish it were a better photo, but you get the idea!

13 comments:

Moi said...

really, really cool Lori....thanks for showing them to us :)

nazzareno said...

...I succeed to see a cat, the bridge and a symbol of peace. It must be beautiful to be seated on that colorful world (remembers me Gaudì).

DaveM said...

Interesting artwork with some "hidden" images. Are ther many? as I saw the ones Nazzareno saw.

Olivier said...

je les trouve très beau. (j'ai même une photo d'amedée sur l'un des bancs). Je me permet de répondre a Davem, ils font tout le tour du mémorial Grant. il doit y en avoir une dizaine.

I find it very beautiful. (I even have a photo of amedée on one of the benches). I can meet a Davem, they work around the memorial Grant. There must be a dozen.

marley said...

They are good photos! :) I think mosaic is an excellent thing when used in art work like these benches.

Wanda said...

Oh that is really nice. I love the close up....thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures with us. Love them all Lori!

Blue Wave 707 said...

One of the cool things about NYC ... artwork all over the city.

Gudl said...

That looks great and is definitely different!

Moi said...

I know why it reminds Nazzareno of Gaudi...Barcelona has similar work of art : serpentine bench by Gaudi at Park Guell. check it out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Park_Guell_Terrace.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_G%C3%BCell

Moi said...

try the second link

Lori said...

That's cool moi! Thanks for the link!! Dave, I'll have to look for the hidden images. They are covered in lots of things.

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! they are beautiful. I wish we had them around here.

Ming the Merciless said...

Ahhh...feast for the eyes and comfort for the tchukus. :-)