Hi everyone. Happy Friday!
I thought today I would finish the work week with some more photos from Storm King, the sculpture garden I visited last week in New York. I've only posted some of the photos I took on my blog this week, but I think you can get a feel for the place. I'll show you more at a later time, but next week I will move onto the other art garden we visited or perhaps even something else.
I should warn you this is a photo heavy post.
This tall piece is eye catching in the field of wildflowers.
In this next photo you can see my friend walking under it, just to give you some scale.
What I like about this next exhibit is that it transform the landscape into a different natural landscape. The wavefield definitely looked better from above, standing on a hill behind it and looking down into it.
Can you see the waves of grass ?
When you got down on eye level, you could still see the waves but they were not so pronounced nor as dramatic.
Wednesday I showed you the back view of this next statue as we walked out of the wooded area, and the stone wall ended. Here's the front view of that statue.
This statue was different from most of the others as it is very detailed.
This piece is called the 3 Legged Buddha. I did find this write up on the internet about it. I now understand why it has 3 legs and half a head on the ground.
“Three-Legged Buddha” is a moving and dramatic sight, all the more so when one understands the source of Zhang’s creation. Zhang set about to make these sculptures after a visit to Tibet in which he found fragments of religious sculptures, which had been destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, for sale in a Tibetan market. Deeply moved by the sight of these fragments, Zhang started to collect them as relics, with an intention to transform them in some way to art, according to Art Knowledge News. (http://www.mindfulwalker.com/beyond-gotham/encountering-the-three-legged-buddha)
That's my friend Jo peeking out from behind the nose.
Onto some more shape, patina and texture.
And shape and color in this case of this zigzag.
I'm not sure of the meaning behind these spheres, but I'd love a couple of the smaller ones in my gardens.
This next photo is not art in the park, but this helicopter flew overhead, and it was very loud. I thought it was a sharp contrast to the quiet of nature in the sculpture garden. It is my own photo art for the day.
And finally, a little more sculpture art.
And a close up below.
My bent must be towards traditional art because I loved these columns. We were told they were rescued from a salvage yard.
This man resting on the wall was another favorite. Can you see him?
And I'll finish up with this interesting indoor exhibit at the main house on the property. I can't believe I forgot to take photos of the house. It was built in the 1920's as a NY lawyer's weekend home, and the shell was beautiful brick and stone. Inside there was rich wood paneling, at least in the main area, the only place we were allowed.
They did have one exhibit in the house with color, paper and lights which I enjoyed. I don't think I photographed it very well, to get the full effect.
Hope you enjoyed this little visit to Storm King Art Center from my photos.
And of course, thanks so much for visiting.