Japanese artist, Okamoto Taro, once famously said that ‘art is explosion’; a concept that is certainly apparent in a lot of his work. His massive, Tower of Mother, on the other hand, is arguably far more serene than explosive — or at least it is on an equally serene and sunny day. But, when storm clouds roll in, it’s a very different story indeed, with possible cries of ‘Mother!’ having much less comforting meanings.
Nice and impressive photo.As if Okamoto Taro takes a photo, this photo shows an atmosphere.
Thanks cocomino! If I can capture even a little of the atmosphere Okamoto Taro did, then I’ll be doing well.
I think I have to agree. Seems the surrounding weather would definitely influence how this sculpture feels. Still very nice.
I’ve been a few times, but only on nice days. This visit was very different though. The museum itself was closed that day, meaning the area around the tower was totally deserted. So not only did I have the place to myself which was great, but then the clouds came in, making it a completely different experience again.
You really do take some of the most gorgeous pictures ever. What kind of camera do you use?
Asking a photographer what kind of camera they use is like asking a chef what find of pots they cook in. ; )
I’ve never heard that one before! I use a Nikon D300 Kate. It’s looking a bit worse for wear these days, but it’s the lenses that are all important.
I have a regular ol’ point and shoot sony camera but I took a photog class in college using a canon eos rebel, it was a film camera, we shot in b&w. So ever since that class 2 yrs ago, I’ve been asking people who take pictures that I’m attracted to what camera they shoot with. LOL. Sorry if that’s a strange question.
Ever since finding your site, this is my first stop every morning. I look forward to seeing what you’ll put up next.
No, not at all Kate, I’ve been asked lots of times.
That’s great you visit here regularly. Hopefully I can continue to post photos that interest you.
I like this photo more than most because I have been to this museum… 🙂 The surroundings are beautiful as well. I attended the university nearby.
No way, that’s quite a coincidence. Yes it is a nice area. I found a lovely little temple not far away too.