Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If I had a Hammer...

Chuck Pefley recently featured Seattle's Hammering Man sculpture, by Johathan Borofsky. Well, Seoul has its own Hammering Man, which according to the sculptor's Web site, is 72 feet tall. This makes Seoul's sculpture, which is in Gwanghwamun, the tallest of the Hammering Man series. The sculpture is kinetic, with a motor driving the Hammering Man's arm up and down. The two shots above were taken a short time apart to give some indication of the action. I hope that other City Daily Photobloggers will be able to share some of the other Hammering Men with us in future posts.


Chuck Pefley said...

Thanks for the link and shout-out. Ours is big but yours is much bigger. These are truly amazing sculptures! Good idea to show the arm positions together.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for featuring this! I read about it in both of our Seoul/Korea guidebooks, and wondered what it must have looked like.

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