A work of art.
This is beautiful! Inside a tanker waiting for repair or renovation.
One of the things that struck me whilst photographing tankers and tanker components at Whale was how sculptural some of the parts are. They are parts of road tankers and yet are or could they not be works of art in a gallery? The quality finish insisted upon by the tanker companies could be the finish desired for an art piece. The question is, what is art?
According to the Collins English Dictionary, a summary of the meaning of ART is:-
'Creation of works of beauty or other special significance'. or
'Imaginative skill as applied to representations of the natural world or figments of the imagination'. or
'The exercise of human skill'.
Some of the rear pieces of the tankers are so amazing to me.
It has been created with a use, a purpose. It will grow up to be a tanker.
A work of art - or a tanker body waiting to be made into a tanker.A beautiful scarlet Hazco tanker destined for a life removing hazardous waste?
An Anish Kapoor Sculpture courtesy of 'Imagine', BBC1.
A stainless steel rear dish of a tanker.
Anish Kapoor sculpture. 'Cloud Gate', Millennium Park, Chicago. (The Bean). Picture courtesy of 'Imagine' BBC1. His pieces are highly prized and a considerable amount of time is spent on the perfection of the finish. This is a reflective walk through piece. The estimate was 3M, budget 9M and it cost 23M.
The steel baffle that fits inside a tank - or is it a work of art? CMG
The store of rusting rings, supports for the tanker body.
Is the stamp 'work of art' governed by the 'Way of Seeing' or is it of 'Intent'.
A defence in burglary is in whether the defendent has 'the intention to permanently deprive the victim thereof' or in murder 'the intention to take the life of another'. so is a work of art intended to be a work of art and thus is?
'Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists'