Tag Archives: Outdoor Art

Big Bling

FullSizeRender 2Big Bling // Martin Puryear // pressure-treated laminated timbers, plywood, fiberglass, gold leaf // 40 x 10 x 38 ft  // Photograph by Erin Fong

Standing 40 feet tall in Madison Square Park is the abstract elephant sculpture Big Bling by Martin Puryear. Constructed out of pressure-treated laminated timbers, plywood and fiberglass this colossal piece was designed to look like a chain-link grid pattern. The tusks and harness of the elephant are embellished with gold leaf, which seems a sharp contrast with to the primary building materials used for the body of the elephant. The juxtaposition provides social commentary on the rich diversity of New York City and its inhabitants who visit Madison Square Park.

FullSizeRender 3Big Bling // Martin Puryear // pressure-treated laminated timbers, plywood, fiberglass, gold leaf // 40 x 10 x 38 ft  // Photograph by Erin Fong

 

Hendry’s Beach

img_7942Photographs by Alexa Corbin

When visiting the beach you don’t expect to find land art. However, if you go to Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara you can see a work of art in the trees. At this beach the trees grow horizontally and are used to support the cliff. An artist utilized these tree trunks as a canvas for a work of art. Blue triangles were placed adjacent to one another on the trunk to appear as butterflies resting by the sea.

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Place Vendôme

IMG_2836.JPGEvery Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss

White aluminum trees provide a striking contrast against the classic French architecture at the Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has designed five tree sculptures, resembling olive trees, in the square titled “Every Time the Sun Comes Up.” The work was part of the FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain).

img_2835Every Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss

 

LACMA Outside

fullsizerender-36Primal Palm Garden // Robert Irwin // Photograpbys by Philipp Scholz Rittermann

When thinking of outdoor art at LACMA “Urban Lights” and “Levitation” comes to mind. But lets make sure we don’t forget the other wonders you can find outside the museum walls such as the large Alexander Calder fountain “Three Quintains (Hello Girls) and Robert Irwin’s “Primal Palm Garden,” (which you can also see in photographs by Philipp Scholz Rittermann inside LACMA’s Ahmanson Building). But perhaps the most intriguing, the white and black square that reads “Like, Man, I’m Tired (of Waiting). Maybe it relates to the long wait to see “Rain Room”? You tell me.

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Three Quintains (Hello Girls) // Alexander Calder // 1964 // sculpture // sheet metal, paint, motor // Overall: 275 x 288 in

Pasadena Art Walk

IMG_6814.JPGGlobal Angel // Collet Miller // Wings Project

On October 22 the11th annual Pasadena Art Walk took place in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. Over 70 artists showcased their works. Maps were distributed pointing the way to innovative works by local artist. The Art Walk is proving to be one of the must see events in Pasadena.

aaaaaaaaBetween Violet and Green // Megan Mueller & Samuel Scharf // 2016 // latex paint on solar lights