'Sitting on history'

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    Bill Woodrow's 'Sitting On History' was purchased for the British Library by Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in 1997. It was photographed in the foyer (lobby) of the British Library. Sitting on History, with its ball and chain, refers to the book as the captor of information which we cannot escape.

    Information above gleaned from information sheet available at the British Library information desk

    The bust you can see top left is Sir Colin St John Wilson RA - Celia Scott, 1998 - a gift from the American Trust for the British Library. Erm, Sir Colin designed the British Library building.

    Treatment: Perspective shift to straighten back wall; small crop; small level adjust

    Bluesrose, willy_ochayaus, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Amanda Rudkin 91 months ago | reply

      I like this very much and the angle at which you have taken it!

    2. MizterForbz 91 months ago | reply

      This shot makes me feel smarter...thanks...:)))

    3. Bluesrose 91 months ago | reply

      Wonderful sculpture!

    4. JMBoia [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      It's a great sculpture and you got it in the right angle.
      ..seen in the Gimme FIVE group...

    5. jucanils 91 months ago | reply

      Wonderful and original sculpture. Beautiful crop and shot....seen in the Gimme FIVE group...

    6. ıssɐq oılnıƃ q°ן°p giulio bassi 91 months ago | reply

      bella composizione

      ...seen in the Gimme FIVE group...

    7. chatallot 91 months ago | reply

      Great phooto. Love the angle
      The World Through My Eyes

    8. Emanuele Tagliaferri™ 91 months ago | reply

      wonderful
      ...seen in the Gimme FIVE group...

    9. praatafrikaans has left the building! [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      this is a such a powerful photo! the british library is still on our to-do list!

      thanks for the lovely comments and fave on our site.

    10. silentpoetry 91 months ago | reply

      Great sculpture...great perspective in the photo

    11. rainspoo 90 months ago | reply

      You captured it just right. (carpe diem)

    12. LinBow 90 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sculpture and story behind it.
      CARPE DIEM

    13. threejumps 90 months ago | reply

      Interesting sculpture. CARPE DIEM

    14. Ms_congeniality 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian and British History, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      I also invite you to join this group which can be found here; www.flickr.com/groups/aussie_girl/

    15. Alan Stanton 54 months ago | reply

      It's called 'Sitting on History' because it's actually a seat.

    16. progressonline 46 months ago | reply

      Great picture. I used it here to illustrate an article Thanks for sharing. it's credited and linked back to you
      www.progressives.org.uk/articles/article.asp?a=6253

      Kind regards

      Adam

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