Autumn Leaves, Sculpture and other juxtapositions

I like seeing how sculpture interacts with the environment.  The following two images were taken on a trip to Japan a couple of years ago. The first was taken in Hiroshima. A mother and child; the mother’s hair flowing behind her. They seem to be perched on a crescent moon, and are surrounded by an abundance of autumn leaves:

The next photograph was taken in the predominantly bustling area of Asakusa, Tokyo. The statue of a buddha sits straight backed in a zen garden at the Sensoji Temple:

The photograph below is a memorial to the Imperial Camel Corps in Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. The work is dedicated to those who fell in action or died of wounds and disease in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine 1916-17. I like the camel and the way the leaf is caught dangling from a web-like thread:

The final image is another composition in green and black with a lone leaf. I was walking in Soho Square on Saturday and saw some graffiti on the pavement juxtaposed with a single, fallen leaf. The #Nobullshit refers to a new playlist by London musician and rapper Avelino. Avelino’s artwork is by Reuben Dangoor who also happens to be a good friend of my elder son, a music producer whose professional name is Raf Riley.  Raf also produced half the tracks on the No Bullshit playlist as well the the Avelino track Energy which appears on the FIFA 18 soundtrack and trailer. So the personal connection to this brought a smile to my face.  It’s nice to feel that this huge metropolis is also a bit of a small world:

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