Project 52: Week 8 - Ultimo Fulfills her Destiny. by vignouse

Project 52: Week 8 - Ultimo Fulfills her Destiny.

The old name for the area of Brittany where I live is Brocéliande, usually sub-titled "Land of myths and legends". The Association Etangs d'Art - 'Lake Art' - celebrate this mythological past each year with art installations placed in or around a selection of the many lakes in the area. This particular installation entitled 'Ultimo' is floating in a lake deep in the forest in an area known as "La chambre du loup" - 'The wolf's bedchamber' and dates from 2014. The sculpture is made of tree branches and wild clematis vine and is 5m long, 1.5m wide and 0.8m deep: it is anchored to the lake bed but is free to move and turn with the movement of the water and the wind.

The artist, Véronique Matteudi describes her piece thus:

With the passage of time, the seasons of the earth and the generations of man follow one after the other, each with its unique point of arrival and departure.
Ultimo and man both will die, decompose and fall to the bed of the river where each will nourish seasons and generations yet to come and become one with nature.
The river and the art installation stand therefore as a metaphor for the River Styx, mythological place of passage between two worlds; that of the living leaving the living world behind, and their final destination, the land of the dead.

As today's picture shows, Ultimo has begun to 'die' and fulfil her destiny. You can see what she looked like when first created if you take the time to look at the two treatments I did in June 2014 - http://365project.org/vignouse/365/2014-06-17 and http://365project.org/vignouse/Doubletakes/2014-06-17 - please, if you have time, look at both.
I'm glad you included the links to the point of departure. All in all, quite captivating.
February 22nd, 2016  
Fantastic trio of images! Your original image processed two different ways creates your interpretation of the artist's vision, and both are equally beautiful. This image of Ultimo fulfilling her destiny is an outstanding follow-up, and I enjoyed your commentary immensely!
February 22nd, 2016  
so interesting to see the evolution of this work (and yours).
February 22nd, 2016  
Beautiful reflections and wonderful textures. She still holds her shape despite the passage of time. Wonderful to see the changes though.
February 22nd, 2016  
What an interesting idea. I'm glad I saw the two earlier shots as it helped me to "see" this installation more clearly. I don't know whether it's the b&w or it truly is dying, but it looks more like it's floating on the River Styx now.
February 22nd, 2016  
I prefer this of the three. It reminds of Keats' 'Autumn'.
February 22nd, 2016  
Very cool love the colors and reflections, Richard so glad you included the other two earlier shots as it helps to understand the photo!
Appreciate your description as well.
February 23rd, 2016  
You have captured it beautifully through its existence, hope you are much improved..
February 23rd, 2016  
Thank you for including all shots! Amazing
February 23rd, 2016  
really great image. Thanks for the links to "before"
February 23rd, 2016  
Beautiful images of the passage of time for this art installation!
February 23rd, 2016  
Superb. That's all I've got so it will have to do.
February 23rd, 2016  
this is really so pretty, easy on the eyes, just want to be there.
February 23rd, 2016  
Nice capture. Like the metaphor.
February 23rd, 2016  
Jolies tonalités de couleurs.
February 23rd, 2016  
Quite a dreamy image, I like the soft tones.
February 23rd, 2016  
Lovely softness and creamy colors, loved the reference to your earlier posts Richard
February 23rd, 2016  
Wonderful image, capture!
February 23rd, 2016  
nice capture...very interesting art...so clever
February 24th, 2016  
This is fantastic. I loved this as a stand alone shot but you were right about looking at the earlier shots. Great piece of art and a fantastic photograph. Fav
February 24th, 2016  
Exquisite shot, love the textures and the amazing art piece. Creativity and thought behind the piece is very captivating. Enjoyed looking at other shot, they are amazing as well.
February 26th, 2016  
FAV! FAV! FAV!
I 'm jealous she is more beautiful than mine
March 7th, 2016  
@morgane Merci... mais elle n'est pas plus belle ici - il s'agit simplement que, tous les deux, nous avons découvert que sa beauté est complexe.
March 7th, 2016  
Looks very painterly, Richard. Lovely and a fav. And thanks for the link to the tree falls in the forest. I enjoyed the read!
March 9th, 2016  
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