Scuplture Of 100 Flying Arrows Pointed Directly At You

March 13, 2015

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This is A Shout Within a Storm, an installation by artist Glenn Kaino featuring over 100 copper arrows all seeming to be headed towards the same point. That point being, more often than not, somebody making a face and getting their picture taken. I've had dreams of dying in a hail of arrows before. Honestly, not some of my favorite dreams.

Keep going for a ton more pictures of the installation and people standing in front of it. The last two shots from the rear are pretty cool.

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Thanks to Christina T, who's been inspired to take up archery. Me? I've been inspired to take a nap.

  • SHOUTING

    >Thanks to Christina T

    Get killed, GW

  • Brock

    And no one with prayer beads to dangle from their wrist.
    Not an Inuyasha fan? Okay, then have a wide-brimmed black hat, and hold up your symbiote left hand?

    /me sigh.

  • DeathBotGamma

    Very nice. Reminds me of the foreign film War of Arrows.

  • Webstuff15

    GW, that you 5th from the bottom?

  • Sarigar

    The world needs a Skyrim fan to put their knee at the point of impact.

  • Tyguy

    That's f&*king rad

  • Jenness

    I think it's interesting how the people interact with it. I wonder what's the difference between the ones whose first reaction is to pose as if it's killing them as opposed to the ones whose first reaction is to pose trying to stop the arrows or battle them? That would be an interesting side project.

  • Bling Nye

    I think it's interesting that only a couple people of those shown got (in my opinion) the correct perspective on it...

    From the side, it looks like a stupid cone (which messes with perspective because you'd think the cone is emanating from people's hands/faces/whatevers instead of going towards it)... but from the end it looks like an epic field of arrows in flight! THAT's the intended viewing angle in my opinion. Because then you're in flight with the arrows, so to speak.

    Seriously, even the two that got the right angle still had stupid poses. Take the guy with the hoodie and imagine the view from the end through the arrows instead of from the side. WAY better that way.

  • Brad Walton

    I think I can see what you're saying, but the direction of the arrows and fletching makes it pretty obvious what's happening.

    I'm not sure how it messes with perspective. I think your mind is just playing tricks on you, because I guess you can interpret it how you want since it's a still image of a sculpture, but in this case we all know how arrows work. Of course we can tell what direction they're headed, because of the direction they're facing. Also, people don't have the ability to shoot arrows from their hands, and definitely not backwards. That would be a terrible power.

    I agree the angle you're talking about probably looks better for a photo in some ways, but definitely not necessary to understand what's happening. And you're probably wrong about the intended viewing angle, just based on the way the installation is set up.

  • MustacheHam

    If one was to interact with this sculpture, would it count as "functional art". haha
    Anyway, this is a brilliant concept.

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