It’s day 26 overall and day 5 of statue week. For today I have one that is a bit more surreal than the other’s I’ve posted so far.
This sculpture is a monument by Francesco Somaini and can be found along the waterfront in Managgio, Lago di Como, Italy. It was built to commemorate women silk weavers as the Como region is well known for it’s silk.
One of my recent posts on the photography I did for LAUNCH by Susan Young mentioned that she has a vintage scarfwear line. Many of these pieces are made from Halston Scarfs made in Como. It’s funny how a photo like this now has become slightly more relevant to my own life through a connection like this.
I like this photo because of its obvious black and white contrasts, but for the interesting look of the sculpting as well. I believe the wavy nature of both is meant to symbolize the waves in piles of silk fabric. The way the light is falling on it creates areas of bright highlights on the black stone and dark shadows on the white giving it a sense of 3d realism. Set against a deep blue sky with a slightly lighter gradient towards the bottom also makes it stand out magnificently.
“Monument to the Silk Weavers”
Photo Taken: May 22, 2010
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 43 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec