Sunday, November 04, 2012

Leaf Peep: Oct 2012


Fall in the Northeast. Leaves changing. Visits to Storm King. A touch of the sublime. Maya Lin's Wave field that subverts our notion of space and time, transporting you to a super mario world where grass undulates like ocean waves and people move through skewed 8-bit perspectives. Goldsworthy's Wall that forces a contemplation of the functional purpose of walls as it undulates between trees dividing meadow from forest and limning the boundaries of space. The new piece Solarium, whose windows filled with caramelized sugars whose colors perfect echo the oranging leaves, the tree's used up sugar factories. And one of many Calder style steel stabiles, so cramped in museums and college campuses but at home in the mystical valley of Storm King.