Day 229: Today’s shot is in my old neighbourhood in Parkdale, and it’s surprising I haven’t been down there more often for some shots. I’ve yet to see anyone actually use one of these chess tables, of which there are a couple.
Day 197: Returned to Leslie Spit again today, still working on a cache placement. Hiked all the way out to the lighthouse today, where other visitors have left their mark by erecting more than a dozen “sculptures”, created from the landfill debris that the Leslie Spit is created from.
Day 107: I headed back to the Distillery District tonight, motivated by three new Munzees located there, two which highlighted a couple of Michael Chiristian sculptures. As much as I like those two pieces, the subject of today’s shot presents a much more interesting option for a photo. The sculpture “Still Dancing”, by Dennis Oppenheim, incorporates lights that move & change color, so the final shot, especially at longer exposures differs each time. A too long exposure and the floods inside the right side will show up as white. Fortunately the full cycle is more than the 30 second exposure I used. The light moving along the spiral is now one long neon spiral.
"Still Dancing" is a combination of sculpture, architecture and theater. By combining these art forms into one work, which derives content from an association with early distillery images and their alchemical apparatus, one encompasses a work which incorporates the extraordinary transformative drama inherent in the distillery process. - Dennis Oppenheim