Saturday, December 10, 2011

A clean heart at Hadassah

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Agam's kinetic sculpture got kinetic again, at least for a short time, thanks to this worker moving each segment and giving them all a good cleaning.

When it was installed in 1984 I assume water was shpritzing in the fountain, but today it's dry and dust gathers fast.

"The Beating Heart Caring for Jerusalem" stands in the courtyard next to the Chagall windows synagogue at Hadassah Medical Organization.

For more about this sculpture, Yaacov Agam, and why he thinks Jerusalem art should be different from all other art, please see my earlier post.
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For more nice shadows, see Tracy's meme, Shadow Shot Sunday.

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19 comments:

Cloudia said...

Nice piece - very 80's.


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Trotter said...

Hi Dina! I’m so happy to be here after my accident ;)

Blogtrotter Two is around Scandola. Fabulous! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

chubskulit said...

That's a beautiful shot.

Please come see my Nut Cracker shadow. Have a good weekend!

J Bar said...

Cool.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An interesting post! And love the photo of the artwork being overturned and refreshed!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like photos of workers doing what they do, especially if shadow are involved!

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If I were a shadow,
I would seek the light;
There I would glow sleekly,
Black and shiny bright!


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ρομπερτ said...

'the innerst within' deserves much to be cleaned. thoughtful entry and sculpture. please have a good sunday.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Hard to believe the change in climate.....in our lifetime. Have a great week, Dina.

Theanne and Baron said...

A lovely "shadow shot"...beautiful blue!

Kay said...

You do have the most interesting modern sculptures in Jerusalem. Each one is so much fun to look at.

Petrea Burchard said...

I like your picture a lot, especially the light and shadows.

Karl said...

Beautiful modern sculpture, Dina.

Spiderdama said...

Nice lines of shadow and a great sculpture!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

"The beating heart caring for Jerusalem"...love the name of the fountain/sulpture.

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Hey Harriet said...

I really like that sculpture! It casts a lovely shadow too! Thanks Dina for your lovely words on my blog and I really aprreciate all you've contributed to SSS! It's likely that I'll never be fortunate enough to travel to your part of the world but I sure have enjoyed seeing it through your eyes! Thank you!

Good news is that there is a little team that will be taking over SSS. Yippeee! I'll post the details on my blog next Sunday :)

Genie said...

I just adore all of your posts. They are so interesting and informative, and I learn so much. I especially enjoy how you mix all of the interesting facts about Judaism and Christianity. Your is one of my favorite blogs t read in the evening even if I do not always leave notes. genie

NixBlog said...

A pity that the sculpture is not functioning as it was intended...
Nice photo.

VP said...

I have my own precise ideas about sculpture, but this thing is not so bad...

JM said...

Really cool sculpture!