Okay! More on the second annual Richmond Outdoor Sculpture exhibition! The previous post on Paul DiPasquale is here.
Andrea Ernest - This is another of my favorites from the show. We had the map and I walked up and was standing right in front of this checking it out... Lynne and friends (without maps) close behind.. I watched as Lynne walked right by this piece and actually touched it at the same time she was asking "where is it?". Nice moment for me, to witness the realization. This is one of those things that fits seamlessly into the landscape, but once noticed is a stand-out.
It is like a historical marker - or some gorgeous jules verne parking meter - but the text at center is mostly illegible or nonsensical; a medallion nowhere signifying nothing. Perfect low-key fit of extravagance.
Lynne likes, she can't keep her hands off it. Lynne is a furby, if you want a furry suit you should contact her.
UPDATE 8/30/2006: From an e-mail today - "that sculpture was very religious to me. It looked exactly like what the priests used to hold the host in when there was some special holy thing going on. I'm sure my sister would know the name for it. don't you remember the priest walking down the aisle holding the thing over his head?".
Yes.. I was thinking about that stuff - especially reliquaries - when I saw the piece... but forgot later on at the computer. Thanks!
Chris Bolduc has wrapped a sparkling silver castle around a big tree. There are no doors or windows - it is the same on every side except a couple bottom spots built over the big roots. This is where the King of the Squirrels lives. I'd like to watch this and see birds and squirrels enjoy it.
Seen at the perfect time, the reflected sunset was nice.
This sandpile is not in the show, but caught my eye. It was strange because it is right across the street from Allison Andrews piece, the base of which is like a Japanese rocky sand garden and is bordered with bricks. This deliberate looking pile of sand is also bordered with bricks. Did one inspire the other, is it someone's stealth sculpture?
Two-toned pile of sand wrapped in bricks.
Carolyn Henne's seats. This was kind of disappointing... best seen with people on them. She had a great show at ADA a couple years ago.. I think these cement(?) seats are made from those same molds. Those were so interesting and creepy because they were flesh colored and had a strange rubbery texture, with a cartoony color cut-away look of the inside on top - they squished a little when you sat on them. All that good stuff was missing here..
Big thanks and congratulations to Vaughn Garland and H. Jennings Sheffield.