After a good night’s rest at the Lazy Meadow, and a home-cooked breakfast where Alex proved himself to be King of All Homefries, we drove an hour north to Mountainville, NY to visit Storm King Art Center.
Storm King is like nothing I have ever seen before. 500 acres of landscaped meadow and woodland containing an enormous collection of large-scale sculpture. It’s all spaced out beautifully and the landscape is obviously designed with careful attention to best walk the viewer through the many works, most of which allow you to approach closely as well as view from a distance. It’s a lot of walking, but it is well worth it and quite rewarding.
One of the first things we saw as we set out (still trying to orient the map) was Alexander Calder’s The Arch
I got some interesting shots from up close too.
and of course, I just thought Calder’s signature was pretty bad-ass.
My Calder fix satiated for the time being, we continued on through The Meadow (now that we figured out where we were on the map), where we saw Robert Grosvenor’s Untitled. From a distance it had the appearance of a footbridge, but upon approach you realize it is only about one half inch thick.
Next, we walked through the South Field, where many Mark Di Suvero works could be viewed. Pretty incredible sites to be seen too.
A picturesque Hudson Valley meadow suddenly interrupted by Di Suvero’s large, orange, steel I-beam construct called Mother Peace.
Although not orange, Mon Pere is no less impressive
Below are two Di Suvero works, Beethoven’s Quartet in the foreground with Pyramidian in the background.
and a shot underneath Beethoven’s Quartet looking up at what I hope was supposed to be a resonator…
You see, we found a rubber mallet underneath this piece and with it’s name being musically oriented and all, I figured it must be to bang on the metal hanging in the center, right? It didn’t have as much of a ring as I’d hoped. In hindsight who knows… could have just been a lost tool.
A LOT more Storm King pictures coming. I just have to finish going through them.