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EARTH TONE
SEPT-2010 LEE G

EARTH TONE

BLACK ROCK, NV

The sculpture is titled, "Earth Tone" and was created by Richard Rhodes, Marin Fasano and Todd Cole. The dome is 40' in diameter and resolved at the oculus in the shape of a pentagon barely visible at the top of the black pipe). As you may know, the pentagon is the geometric talisman for the square root of five which in turn is path to the golden section, symbol of universal beauty. The piece was conceived and organized by using this sacred geometry. The seesaw underneath powered large baffles that produced compressed air driving organ pipes tuned to the cord of d flat; the tone of the earth. Unfortunately, the pipes were destroyed by the rough play of the playa in the first 36 hours. Luckily, the tribe enjoyed the kinetic play of what remained. The photo captures beautifully the wide interaction of those who ventured to the deep playa.

I had a great time playing and photographing others playing on the massive seesaw, many thanks to the artists!..Lee


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Guest 15-Sep-2010 00:59
beautiful photo
great design
simple and clear
wish I could could have heard it !
Anthea's Photography12-Sep-2010 00:34
Cool, looks like fun!
Norman Richard11-Sep-2010 14:31
Thats a mouthfull of mathematics! Numbers explain everything...or almost.
PauloCGama09-Sep-2010 22:47
Stunning!!
Petros Labrakos09-Sep-2010 19:47
outstanding picture
excellent seen V!
Vladimir Babkin09-Sep-2010 11:13
I like it very much!
Ann...09-Sep-2010 09:00
Fascinating!
hotsytotsy09-Sep-2010 05:57
Interesting reading, always fantastic photography. hxxx
richardrhodes08-Sep-2010 23:44
Lee: I would love to get a higher res copy of your image. I am the sculptor who created the piece. Also, would you reconsider re-tittling the image with the sculpture name ("Earth Tone") in the title so folks can find it? Thanks for your consideration, Richard Rhodes
Richard Rhodes 08-Sep-2010 23:37
The sculpture is titled, "Earth Tone" and was created by Richard Rhodes, Marin Fasano and Todd Cole. The dome is 40' in diameter and resolved at the oculus in the shape of a pentagon barely visible at the top of the black pipe). As you may know, the pentagon is the geometric talisman for the square root of five which in turn is path to the golden section, symbol of universal beauty. The piece was conceived and organized by using this sacred geometry. The seesaw underneath powered large baffles that produced compressed air driving organ pipes tuned to the cord of d flat; the tone of the earth. Unfortunately, the pipes were destroyed by the rough play of the playa in the first 36 hours. Luckily, the tribe enjoyed the kinetic play of what remained. The photo captures beautifully the wide interaction of those who ventured to the deep playa. Great work Lee G!
Alain Boussac08-Sep-2010 14:13
Surrealist and superb. V.
Raymond Ma08-Sep-2010 05:40
Great scene, the desert beckons! V
J. Scott Coile07-Sep-2010 16:00
...they do make the rockin' world go 'round...
Jim & Josefina07-Sep-2010 12:52
Here we go...

Welcome back!
Walter O. Koenig07-Sep-2010 12:31
Awesome scene with that surreal feel. I'm liking it! "V"
an nguyen07-Sep-2010 09:43
I already feel so much fun.
FrankB07-Sep-2010 09:18
outstanding view...V
Sam_C07-Sep-2010 06:04
Fantastic shot and scenery! Glad to see you shooting Burning Man again. BV
shatterbug07-Sep-2010 05:43
Great wide view...lots of atmosphere here!
Paco López07-Sep-2010 05:03
Great image!! New year, new collection, V!!!
Kaden Kratzer07-Sep-2010 03:56
Wow, the imagery of 2010 will be awesome. This rocks. V
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