Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Overseer

If you ever eat at the Post Office Square food court, chances are you've seen this particular gentleman looking over you. Another of the artworks by Cezary Stulgis, The Overseer looks down upon the daily populace of Brisbane as they pass by below. Made of mild steel, and sitting nearly 2 metres high, The Overseer is perched at 300 Queen Street.

Installed in 2003, this was a commissioned work. The intricacies of the design show the expertise with which this sculpture was created. From his own site, I note that Cezary's technical skills include "monument, kinetic, figurative, ceramic, model making as well as fabrication steel, stainless steel sculptures. Cezary has been producing fine art plus mural design and paintings for at least 10 years".

I'm glad that through public work like this we get to experience the sculpture of someone who is a master. Brisbane is fortunate to have work from artists of this calibre on public display within the city. This representation of the human form is exquisite. From both side on and front on, the posture and the way it is captured. Were he real, I wonder what he would be pondering. From his pose I hope it is simply "Relax and Chill!"

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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3 comments:

Jodi said...

That is sooooo cool. So is the "post office" like the post office here? Where you mail letters? or is that just a name?

mollymcmo said...

the body is cool, quite a "turn me on" kinda form :)

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brewbooks said...

I really like this work and absolutely appreciate your blog about Brisbane, it has helped me to remember this fine city.

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