Showing posts with label sculpture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sculpture. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Innocent lion-taming maiden unaware of the evil forces of Rodin rapidly closing in.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, May 3, 2013

Steps crossing the muddy trail,
antelope caught by the teeth,
stripped down to the bloody footprints.
Is there no lust for love, no painful beauty?
How did I misplace the pulsing day?
Take me to the crossroads one more time,
for I require another chance.


Monday, October 1, 2012

The Incredible Power of Lilies

Nature comes up with the most incredible things! What are the lily pads doing with fuzzy strings around the edges? Where did that purple and blue come from? And that sun filled center? It’s unbelievably creative and beautiful. No wonder those biologists have so much fun-- Flora, Fauna, Wow!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Today I Wake Up Dreaming

I see a tingle, over there along the graveyard gravel,
inching through the spirit spaces, envy raging.
Waking up a day ahead and a day before.
A clay dream, cast in rolling hissing mud-stained patched up
     cross-hatched yesterdays;
trapped in the remnants of a horseshoe crab.

Or do I wake up dreaming on a shore with lemon grass?
Shining in the satin shallows
Thriving in the seaweed
Chasing marlin in blue waters
Love cross-stitched across the morning
Closing up the hallowed edges.

Untermyer Fountain, French Conservancy Garden
The sculpture came to Central Park in 1947 after the death of Samuel Untermyer. It is a cast of the original. Just how Untermyer acquired the sculpture from the Berlin original or had the cast made remains a mystery. (The Official Website of Central Park)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton attempts to absorb some of the spirit of spring.  Sadly, the blossoms also absorb some distinctly grey and serious tones.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cleopatra's Needle -- Comparing Haystacks

Cleopatra's Needle, probably constructed in the 1200's BC, is almost 3000 years old. I am not even a 100!  It's all a matter of scale. Here's Cleo's Needle keeping company with one of Central Park's signature lamposts.

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Cleopatra's Needle and a Lampost
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Reflection::  Trees and a Wavy Cleopatra's Needle

Monday, January 24, 2011

Daylight at Bethesda Fountain

planting with rachel plus bethesda 030

Beautiful Bethesda Fountain, dressed in neutrals