Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

The Giant’s Chair on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

I took this photo with my iPhone on our summer holiday down in the Forest of Dean, it is called The Giant’s Chair.  I was amazed that my 8yr old managed to get up it without any help, but he is like a rat up a drainpipe!

Here is some official info about it:

By Magdalena Jetelova located 1986

Commanding a magnificent view of the Cannop Valley this structure is placed like a huge throne, or sits like a giant surveying his territory. Recalling the prehistoric structures of Stonehenge, the sculpture appears already to have stood for centuries. With its irregular stance it is also reminiscent of a strange animal in one of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, striding across the landscape.

“Right from the start I worked with objects, first with a table, then came windows. But I do not make objects, my work is always about something else. What matters is not the object itself but something different from what we see. I am interested in placing a particular sculpture in different environments, into different contexts.

My sculptures go for the basics. I am interested in getting through to the essence, to reach the origins. That is why I am fascinated by the Middle Ages.

I have often thought what a perfect image the cross is. It is a very simple symbol. I am interested in the most basic signs: I want to extract the idea they contain and take it still further.

I do not go for a formal approach. Nothing I produce is made in a formal way. What matters immensely for me is the content. I fill all my sculptures with content. I project life into objects. I project a given situation at a certain time and in a specific place.

I am talking about changes in reality. Everything has several levels, there are always several possibilities.” Magdalena Jetelova, Summer 1986

Exhibited for this weeks, Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

I hope you are having a lovely weekend, Justine xx



  25 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

  1. February 7, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    A very heart warming photo Justine…

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    • February 7, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      heh thank you, it’s odd he didn’t need help up but he did down lol, was a great view x


  2. February 7, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Nice one, Justine!

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  3. February 7, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Certainly a unique piece of art. 🙂


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  4. February 7, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    This looks a awesome

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  5. February 7, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    He’s up there like a caterpillar on a tree, Justine! What a climber. I love your shot. I surely give me a picture of the scale of the Giant’s Chair and your son. 🙂

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    • February 8, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      hah that is a great comparision, love it, thank you x


  6. February 8, 2015 at 1:53 AM

    Thats huge amazing your 8 yr old got up there, great photo with the phone.

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    • February 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I know, he’s like a rat up a drainpipe really, we have to watch him around trees lol


  7. February 8, 2015 at 2:51 AM

    Oh my gosh – you reminded me of a photo I took of my husband sitting in a similar chair eating ice cream. Not quite as perfect as yours but close! So bummed I didn’t think of it!!! Great job.

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    • February 8, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      haha he was sitting on one as large? That’s brave with an icecream, no chance of saving it if it falls off lol


  8. February 8, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    I’m happy you found the photo to share with us. Amazing photo.
    I’m not surprised about your sun…knowing of his highly developed skills as an adventurous boy. Xxx

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  9. February 9, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Aww…an adorable picture !


    • February 9, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      hehe thank you he climbs up everything x

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      • February 10, 2015 at 5:03 AM

        🙂 Yeah I guess kids love doing that…I have a four year old daughter who loves climbing too 🙂

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        • February 10, 2015 at 12:43 PM

          ah well watch out when you go to a park with high pine trees, yikes, scary stuff, ours went right to the top in seconds and all we knew about it was when the tree started to sway and there was a crowd underneath, nearly fainteD!


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