Sunday, November 30, 2008

Minimal Holiday Porch Decorations

Traveling from Missouri to California

Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, MO)


Huntington Botanical Gardens (San Marino, CA)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hans Olsson: World Cup Winner!

With Hans coming in third and gracing the World Cup podium
at Lake Louise, we have much to celebrate!

Ronald Gonzalez: Arches

The full title of the sculpture at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis:
"Birds Fly Through Us: Arches." Loaned by Ronald Gonzalez, the artist.
Done in 2000, incorporating birds' nests & seed. Mesmerizing, funereal
and indescribable really: go experience it yourself...hard to photograph
because of the marvelous way it diffuses and captures light. Skywide
dark gray clouds when I visited mid-November.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Niki de Saint Phalle & Birds Flying

The answer to my previous post is that the image was shot through the opening (bottom right) in the wonderful Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture pictured here. It's located in the environs of St. Louis at the Laumeier Sculpture Park (pronounced locally: "Low-My-Errr"). More on recent fun there later, but for now, here's a glimpse of my favorite piece in the park...and since "Birds" makes the title soar, though the sculpture is infinitely's appropriate for today's Holiday (if you are still eating birds after watching the latest Sarah Palin "Turkey Beheading" video on UTube).

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Having things to celebrate is a gift and if the glass is less than half full than we can at least be grateful for a full life.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quess What It Is

A clue: environs of St. Louis last week. Stay tuned.