Thursday, 22 September 2011

Send for the Army!

Continuing from my previous post, in another corner of his back yard, Walter Tinkl has created his personal military force.

They march over the hill in two rows, wearing their steel helmets and their wooden rifles by their sides, determined looks on their faces, battle ready. Or are they in a purely defensive role? Each one is different. They have concrete faces and corrugated steel bodies.

But Tinkl's army never gets further than the crest of the hill. I'm sure they'd love to march down the slope, through the gate and on down the country road, an unstoppable invasion.

But there they stay, protecting their creator until the harsh Canadian winter weather will eventually reduce them to their basic components of wood, steel and concrete.

10 comments:

Hilary said...

That would be odd to encounter in the night.

Charles Ravndal said...

Wonderful sculptures and it certainly has this kind Easter Island-esque feeling to it!

Xtreme English said...

Is this why we have war in the first place? It seems to be all guys can think about once they're old enough to get their first set of toy soldiers!

And yes, Hilary, that fence would scare the crap out of me if I came upon it in the dark!

EG Wow said...

I like the way you took these shots. We didn't get all the way north to the Tinkls' this year.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are GREAT! I love the way they are "guarding" evrything in a fence-like manner...! All of these Sculptures ,ust be something to see, 'in person'. Terrific pictures, my dear!

Spencer Park said...

Brilliant! Love it!

Another place to add to my list of places
I must visit.

photowannabe said...

What amazing art pieces. They are the perfect guard around his property.

Shrinky said...

Blimey, what a sight to behold on a dark and lonesome night!

Dave said...

Now that's an interesting project. Those 'soldiers' look great! - Dave

Ginnie said...

It was so fun to enlarge the images, Sham. What a fun artist!