Art Above, Art Below (sc 2017-11-21)
Paine - Neuron
Roxy Paine (American, 1966)
Stainless steel; 2010
This combines two of my favorite things; the artistry of Mother Nature in creating cloud displays, and the artistry of humans in creating scultures, especially large scale ones for outside displays.
This was a day in which unusual and beautiful clouds were on display, and were ever-changing. This is just one example of the unusual formations I saw. I makes a neat backdrop for one of my favorite sculptures in the park, and one of the most photogenic. (See more photos of 'Neuron' in the same gallery; if you're viewing a collected version, follow the link below the caption.)
A close-up of the dashed / / / clouds can be seen here: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/Earth-Wind-and-Water/The-sky/Clouds-close-up/i-7SxDp5H/A . It was taken about 10 minutes later, when its orientation in the sky had shifted, but the basic pattern had persisted.
Sculpture Park at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Taken October 26, 2017
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From Neuron - Sculpture by Roxy Paine