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Adam in the Eden Garden

By pamelajean
Adam and Eve returned to Eden, as an addition to the botanical attraction in Cornwall, The Eden Project.
Eve is made out of earth and turf, while Adam is a 20ft tall steel statue that weighs almost 2 tonnes, and is part of the Rope And Fibre exhibition.

The statue, designed by Cornish artist and tall ships skipper George Fairhurst, clutches a huge rope made of plant fibre, as a challenge to see what could be moved using hemp rope.
What is a nice feature is that you can make this very tall sculpture rock backwards and forwards if you pull on the rope attached.

The metal statue of Adam was constructed in the dry docks at Penzance. It took 4 months to put together using sheets of steel. "It's been a mammoth project," George Fairhurst said.

3 images for your perusal.
And, no, you're not imagining what you can see in the 2nd VersionWink.

Pamela.



Tags: Eden project Cornwall Statue Garden Steel Flowers and plants Horticulture Gardener Tim smit Visitor Attraction Bodelva

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 3:54PM
Terrific fun, and very well taken. We must visit this place one day (it's a long way for us... )
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 4:08PM
Great shots, very nicely captured.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
28 Dec 2016 4:41PM
A rather appealing statue, Pamela, how the Eden Project has changed since I saw it.
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 4:42PM
Interesting set, Pamela.

A place I've yet to visit.

Ken.
28 Dec 2016 4:51PM
Just amazing photography, even better than your fantastic photos. I would love to know the secrets of your success in photography.
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 7:01PM
A splendid sculpture which has escaped my visit to Eden!
Terrific shots but I can't see anything "odd" in V2.
Ju
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 7:04PM
Oh dear, Ju, it's a little bit hidden behind the grasses!
Perhaps he should have had a fig leaf?
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
28 Dec 2016 7:08PM
Three good images, however, the lead image edges it for me. Its the light and pov that swing it!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2016 7:40PM
Incredible looking statue Pamela, and lovely shots. Thought he was wearing a ' cod piece '.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Dec 2016 8:32PM
A well taken collection--very informative!
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
29 Dec 2016 4:45AM
Great information...well documented and photographed
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
29 Dec 2016 12:39PM
Interesting bit of sculpture and if I had to select a favourite shot it would be the first version.
R.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Dec 2016 11:20AM
A great piece of artwork, Pamela, love it Smile
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2016 12:35PM
Lovely sculpture Pamela... Excellent photography...
Happy New Year!
Isabel GrinGrin
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2016 1:16PM
Happy New Year Pamela. All the best for 2017Wink
Ryan
carper123 10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2016 5:08PM
Nice work, Pamela, you never let us down, a fine composition.
Darryl. x
Happy new year.Smile
xwang 13 56 8
1 Jan 2017 8:12PM
He looks working hard, nice hairdo...Grin Wonderfully captured images, love the color.
Happy New Year to you, Pamela.
BTW, thank you for the award for the cottons.
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2017 9:44AM
Happy New Year!
Johanna

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