Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Splish Splash!

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Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn till night!
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Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow,
Waving so flower-like
When the winds blow!
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Into the starlight,
Rushing in spray,
Happy at midnight,
Happy by day!
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Ever in motion,
Blithesome and cheery.
Still climbing heavenward,
Never aweary
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Glad of all weathers,
Still seeming best,
Upward or downward,
Motion thy rest;—
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Full of a nature
Nothing can tame,
Changed every moment,
Ever the same;—
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Ceaseless aspiring,
Ceaseless content,
Darkness or sunshine
Thy element;—

Glorious fountain!
Let my heart be
Fresh, changeful, constant,
Upward, like thee!

'The Fountain' by James Russell Lowell

Polish sculptor Małgorzata Chodakowska has made a name for herself by creating unique, moving sculptures and statues that actually feel like they have a human-like presence in the room. Now, she's taken her work a step further and added water, creating bronze statues that double as spectacular fountains.

The water erupts from the statues in unlikely places, creating a sense of motion that only adds to her figures' life-like qualities. Some fountains give the appearance as if the statues are playing in the water, while the water creates emergent shapes on others. (via lifebuzz)