Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dancing Rings/OWT


Right across the Rizal monument at the Rizak Park is a replica of the "Dancing Rings" sculpture by Olympic artist, Jose Datuin.  The sculpture won 1st Prize in the 2008 International Olympic Committee Sport & Art contest at Lausanne, Switzerland in the celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, besting 35 countries.  The winning piece is now permanently housed and exhibited at the International Olympic Committee Museum in Switzerland.

Crafted from stainless steel, the work consists of five rings and ball that is lightly welded on the central ring.  According to the artist, the ball represents the World while the interlocking rings denote One Dream.  It also suggests the form of dancing human figure, creating an exciting infinite movement.



Linking to Our World Tuesday

14 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the name is very appropriate for this piece. :)

LeenaH said...

I like this sculpture - it somehow is lifting a watcher higher . . . :)
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Sylvia K said...

I do love the Dancing Rings! What a superb sculpture!! Thanks for the information you've included!! Hope you have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

The Dancing rings is a beautiful sculpture. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Very unique creation!

lotusleaf said...

It is a beautiful sculpture and its name fits it beautifully.

Jenn said...

I can see the dancing human figure. :) Ang galing!!!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of the rings - so graceful!

Birgitta said...

So cool! Love it!

bettyl said...

That's a fascinating piece of art. I really like it.

Linda Kittmer said...

What a beautiful sculpture. I love it! Great shots, too. You've captured it beautifully.

Anna said...

Beautiful pice of art and I love the name of it... Dancing Rings! ;))
Greeting, Anna

Ann said...

you have a beautiful bamboo wall to surround your header photo. I love it.

Gina Duarte said...

Nice public sculpture, Luna Miranda!