Where In Birmingham Is ... This Sculpture?

This funky sculpture is a regular sight for many Birmingham motorists.

How well do you know Birmingham?

There's no easy way to park and walk to this funky sculpture, but hundreds of cars pass it while driving through Birmingham every day. Do you know where it is? Leave your answer in the comments below!

Congrats Ron and Bob!

Congratulations to Bob Kupfer and Ron Ellman, both of whom correctly guessed the answer to last week's quiz, As both said in the comments section, the clock is located on South Old Woodward Avenue right next to the Peabody Mansion.

Daniel JK September 01, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It's at the bottom of the sloped part of Maple. I remember when it was installed last winter and assumed it was going to illuminate with festive lights. And it never did. I will admit I am not a big fan of abstract art but-even so- it seems ill-fit to just sit there, lonely and contorted and such, on a major road into Birmingham.
Alis'nwonderland September 01, 2012 at 05:38 PM
They've placed it too close to the guard rails for the south side of the bridge. As you come down the hill going east, the rail crosses the line of sight to the sculpture. As you head west, there's not enough greensward on both sides of the sculpture for a balanced view. It's a great piece - just not sited properly. Needs a bit of tweaking, moving it a bit further east.
PH September 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Traveling from the east towards west on Maple Rd., you can see the rooster in the sculpture. It's amazing! I love it.
Andrea Foglietta September 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Titled: Lucky at Love, Unlucky at Game, You Can't Have It All by Christopher Yockey located on Maple Rd between Valleyview Ln and Hawthorne Rd.
Margaret Betts September 02, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I thought it was a mess of tangled IUD's A relative thought it might be a bunch of sperm...........
Alan Stamm September 03, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Your precision inspires me to add more details, Andrea. This late 2011 installation is Chris Yockey's second CityScapes display, joining 'The Counselor,' a colorful, swirling wall hanging on the North Old Woodward Parking Structure. The Michigan-born sculptor, 36, has an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art and currently works in New York City as an artist and assistant to sculptor Mark di Suvero -- another abstract expressionist and creator of two bright red CityScapes works ('Heart of the Tetrahedron,' three welded steel girders in Martha Baldwin Park, and 'Choopy,' a playful steel plate cutout in the grassy triangle below 555 S. Old Woodward,) Is this a cool city, or what?!
Alan Stamm September 03, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Ahem. You and your family member certainly would be amusing companions during an art museum visit, Margaret . . . or maybe too entertaining.
A.W. September 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I dont WANT to know where this junk is. It needs to be in the scrapyard. So do those hideous lion statues cluttering the downtown Birmingham areas.
Margaret Betts September 03, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Not to criticize, just an observation when I first saw it. Its enjoyable!


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