Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sculpture on my Mind - Pt. 1 --- Day 3/136 (B)

Walk: The Plant at Strawberry, Mindful Body
Distance: 1 mile and take yoga class

Confession: Ciwt is pretty limited in her understanding/appreciation of sculpture.  She resonates to the 'emotional' ones like Michelangelo's Pieta, the physical beauty ones like his David, and, of course the graceful, simplified and energetic ones of Henry Moore, Jean Arp , Alexander Calder , Constantin Brancusi and other sculptors like David Smith  . Not to mention the 'primitives' .

But sculpture of other types fail to elicit much response in Ciwt.  Usually there is acceptance, Ciwt doesn't resist/condemn as many do.  She just sort of looks, acknowledges what is there, and on she goes.  Such is the case with the works of Mark di Suvero, a New York dwelling artist with deep ties to the Bay Area, whose works are enjoying a temporary installation on Crissy Field while our SF MOMA is being remodeled.  When Bay Area people think of di Suvero, their minds often go to his sculpture, Pax Jerusalemme (1999) which is prominently installed behind the fountain at our Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum.    Yesterday Ciwt took a closer look at the Crissy Field works, is still 'assimilating' and will see what bubbles up tomorrow.  Stay tuned..

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