Questionable


I spent some time walking around the Ipswich campus today looking for answers to the question mark riddle on its official ‘unveiling’ day, I found nobody to ask, no brass band, no protest banners and not even a plaque bearing a title or explanation, but its secret was revealed later: it is linked by a laser beam to a chimney on another part of the campus across the road, and the head of Arts and Humanities at UCS, explained in a TV interview: “The artwork is a result of a condition of planning permission for the Waterfront buildings being granted so in every aspect we were duty-bound to commission this piece as otherwise the building may not have been built.”

Well, that makes it all right, then, doesn’t it? Now I suppose we must let sleeping punctuation marks lie, and rejoice in the good use of a sum of money equivalent to the amount raised by the increased fees for 50 students this year.

OK, that’s the end of my rant for today, and as it made another shadow shot for me, my visit was not wasted.

Maybe there is no answer to the question. Great shot with beautiful shadows.
posted November 24th, 2011  
Universities are supposed to be places where you ask questions. Turns out when you do management don't like it:)
posted November 24th, 2011  
love it arthur
posted November 24th, 2011  
I think it's a really cool piece of art but I guess there are better ways to spent money so that the students will benefit. Awesome shadow!
posted November 24th, 2011  
Great composition with the shadow but I agree with Janna.
posted November 24th, 2011  
awesome capture!
posted November 24th, 2011  
Brilliant shadow!
posted November 24th, 2011  
Great shot. I like the way that you don't see the end of the shadow in the foreground.
posted November 24th, 2011  
Ditto what Janet and KeithD said
posted November 24th, 2011  
so the question still remains a mystery, lol
posted November 24th, 2011  
To be... or not to be...now that was the question :) Fav'd for it graphic shapes, tones and I love the couple included in the distance. Fab one Arthur.
posted November 25th, 2011  
I just love that shadow...
posted November 25th, 2011  
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
@north_ender ... Thank you Keith, I have found before that cutting a bit off can makes a shadow appear longer than it really is because you can's see where it ends.
posted November 25th, 2011  
why do they need this piece what they call art when the money could be used to furder to students.
posted November 25th, 2011  
great shadow shot - and don't you think it's the artist's comment on the situation too/
posted November 26th, 2011  
@shanne ... Thank you Shanne, but I have now seen the answer - and photographed it.
posted November 27th, 2011  
@thebluegnu ... Thank you so much for copying this to the 'Favs of the Week' discussion. I really appreciate it.
posted November 27th, 2011  
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