Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goldie


Here lies Goldie, a metal robot sculpture currently on display on Woods Quad at the University of Alabama. The artist is graduate student Joseph McCreary. Goldie represents the closing of Birmingham's Sloss Furnace and the end of the reign of iron and steel in the industrial age.

10 comments:

JM said...

This is fantastic and very powerful!

Halcyon said...

Goldie looks so sad. :(

Steffe said...

Rest in Peace Goldie!

Jacob said...

I was going to make some smart comment, and then I realized this is not funny. This is serious business and what this "tin man" represents is serious business.

Of course, the history of Birmingham's steel industry should not be whitewashed over...

I'd highly recommend the recent book, "Slavery by Another Name."

Virginia said...

What a wonderful depiction of the end. Thanks for bringing this to us!
V

gogouci said...

This is awesome. Love the sculpture and its message. Thanks for sharing.

Hilda said...

Aaw, I feel sorry for her! ;)

D said...

JM - thank you for your visit and comment!
Halcyon - She reminds me of one of the robots in the animated movie.
Steffe - Indeed, RIP
Jacob - I liked it just for the workmanship and art value. It is a powerful message.
Virginia - thank you! It's great to have you comment on this since it represents your city.
gogouci- Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Hilda - me too!

Rambling Round said...

Poor Goldie! She's gonna get burned.

George said...

What an appropriate memorial for the end of an era. I like it.