October 22, 2008

"n"ails -- it's ABC Wednesday

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photo by Donald Kinney

"n" is for "n"ails --it's ABC Wednesday again !

Last Thursday I was walking through the field at Fort Mason and spotted this mosaic.   My first thought was that I could have used the mosaic a day earlier for my "m" photo, but then realized that this could also serve as this week's "n", as in nails.

I don't have a recent photo of the entire mosaic, but it is part of a very tall three dimensional sculpture that appears to be a celebration of the generations of womanhood.

UPDATE:   Janice just figured out that this is a Benny Bufano sculpture.
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Suburbia said...

Nice Nails ;)!!

gma said...

Having lived in the bay area for a number of years....I always enjoy visits here. This is a good N photo.

dianasfaria.com said...

very cool shot for todays letter!
Beautiful mosaic!

Anonymous said...

A lucky find for today. Perfect.

Liz Hinds said...

I would love to see the whole thing.

Rune Eide said...

Very apptopriate - and somebody must have worked hard on this!

Janice said...

Great shot!

Liz, I had a feeling it was a Bufano sculpture, and after "googling" Bufano and Fort Mason I found images of the whole thing.

Sherrie said...

Your "N" photo is great! The mosaic work is awesome! Take Care!!


Bear Naked said...

NOT only NAILS for the Letter N
and MOSAIC for the letter M but it could also be MANICURE for the letter M.
Or CUTICLE for the letter C or FINGERS for the letter F.
HELP--please stop me!!!

Bear((( )))

AphotoAday said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Janice (3 comments up)

Oh my gosh, that's a Bufano?

I'll edit the post to include a url of the sculpture.

Thanks again...


Maria's Space said...


Yes. That is a good one. Why was N so hard for me?

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

What a very clever N and a fantastic photo to boot. Well thought out.

Jay said...

I love looking at all the ABC Wednesday posts because bloggers are such an imaginative and creative lot! This is a great post for 'N'!

Well spotted!

photowannabe said...

Very original post Don. I had no idea this was a Bufano either. Didn't know he did mosaic work.
Great choice for the letter N.

Leslie: said...

I'd love to see the entire mosaic - this makes me wonder what else is there - nice work. :D

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous mosaic--I'm such a fan!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Wednesday!

ChrissyM said...

A lot of time and work went into this artpiece. Very nice.

Alan said...

Great use of a small portion of the mosaic for this week. Glad Janice found the link to the full sculpture, too.

kRiZcPEc said...

nice mosaic

Anonymous said...

I've commented already, but I've just joined the ABC Wednesday team, so I'm popping back to comment again.

No hardship to read this one twice! I love that mosaic!

Miss_Yves said...

Nice artpiece !
I 've exhibited a mosaïc too!
miss Yves

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Thanks for the image and the link! Learned something new today, as always!

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