Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Storm King Art Center

Modern sculpture sometimes means monumental sculpture and often that means a compromised viewing experience. Big pieces, little urban spaces. Not so at the fantastic Storm King Art Center.

The center is located about an hour north of New York City and it's basically rolling farmland for sculpture. There's plenty of room to roam, more than 500 acres. You can get all the perspective you want. The site also allows artists to create site-specific works impossible to do anywhere else. A stone wall wandering around for more than 1,000 feet? Go ahead!

Sarah and James popped in for a stroll and enjoyed connecting with nature and metal and stone and figures and abstracts and the imaginations of many talented sculptors. Thanks!

A typical view.

Did we mention a lot of the works are kind of big?

Nature, subtly effected. There are also smaller scale works to enjoy.
Sarah, riding a Maya Lin wave of grass, Wavefield. Sublime.

The open spaces still allow for pieces to interact. Sarah, doing some gravity interacting with a chair sculpture.

Even temporary things becomes works of art at the center.

Next up, Richard Serra, an artist custom-made for a place like Storm King.

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