Friday, July 10, 2015

Hammering Man - University of Florida


This large statue is near the Art Museum at the University of Florida and is a "hammering man," the hammering action being driven hydraulically.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

I rather like it. I wonder what it would be like coming across it on a dark and stormy night.

Linda said...

Wow, this is very cool!

Randy said...

I like that.

llandudnopictures said...

Very dramatic looking, you have set him off perfectly against that big blue sky!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Henry Clay! I'd like to see a photo of this with a person beside it, for scale. An idea for another day!

Janis
GDP

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh! He is a tall hammering man :)

VP said...

I have seen something like this in Frankfurt...

Birdman said...

Pretty cool. I like it too. Is it metal? Stone? Maybe I should just get hammered.

Gunn said...

He is tall.... and I like him:)

Small City Scenes said...

There is a big giant Hammering Man in downtown Seattle---I have only seen pictures of him but he's there. He is 48ft tall and weighs in at 26,0000lbs. He is a heavyweight.
MB

Judy said...

If a very tall person stood under him would they be hydraulically hammered on the head? Pretty neat sculpture!

Sharon Anck said...

He appears to be a very tall man!

Kate said...

Lord, Lord, it must be Henry, the steel-drivin' man!!

When John Henry was a little tiny baby
Sitting on his mama's knee,
He picked up a hammer and a little piece of steel
Saying, "Hammer's going to be the death of me, Lord, Lord,
Hammer's going to be the death of me."

RedPat said...

That is fun, Lowell!

cieldequimper said...

MB beat me to it. I love the one outside the Seattle Art Museum!

Kay said...

I've seen the one in Seattle, too. Quite an impressive piece, as I'm sure this one is, too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cool. Must visit.

EG CameraGirl said...

It must be fun to see it in action.

Halcyon said...

I like this piece!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson