Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

The theme of this Week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is CURVE.

This is the ‘Firebird,’ created by French-American artist Niki de Sainte Phalle (1930-2002) in 1991. It stands in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.



The surface of the “Firebird’ is composed of mirrors, each of which reflects passing pedestrians and automobiles, changing weather, and nearby lights. Thus is created an ever changing appearance of the statue.


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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29 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

  1. Helen Bushe says:

    This must be wonderful to see.


  2. I live in Charlotte too! Awesome choice for curve.

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  5. Christina says:

    Nikki created a garden full of her sculpture close to where we live. All based on the Tarot cards, your sculpture is almost identical to her interpretation of the sun.


  6. carto says:

    Love those Niki sculptures. Great photo, too. Balboa Park in SD has the Nikisaurus–great for kids to climb on.


  7. Suvi says:

    It looks like something from Transformers 😀 If you have the chance, do take part in my Saturday Statues challenge too:
    Cheers from Finland!


  8. This is amazing, John. Reminds me of the one-eyed monster in one of the shows my kids watch! 🙂


  9. rxfrazier says:

    Great choice! Fantastic art.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. galeweithers says:

    What an amazing statue! Great shot!

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  11. stgrundy says:

    Hi John, Nice image here. I thought I recognized the artist’s style. There was an exhibition of her work in Atlanta not too long ago at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. See my album at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stgrundy/albums/72157613053996271

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  12. Its sooo beautiful and very nice shot. Well done!


  13. dennyho says:

    SHINY!!! And impressive artwork.


  14. sued51 says:

    Beautiful! Nice choice, John. 🙂


  15. Arati says:

    Fabulous, creative, fun and I think very well matched to the theme

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