Tag Archives: Richard Serra

Louisiana Museum of Art

IMG_7231With a breathtaking view of the Oresund Sound, the Louisiana Museum of Art is worth the visit. Upon entering the grounds you can decide if you would like to enter the museum or wander through the sculpture park. However, these two decisions are not mutually exclusive. The glass walls of the museum allow you to see the sculptures outside when you are in the museum and if you are outside, you can view the paintings hanging on the wall. The museum incorporates nature in a minimalistic fashion that elegantly showcases Danish architectural styles.

IMG_7035Reclining Figure No. 5 (Seagram) // Henry Moore // 1963-1964

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Phases of Nothingness // Nobu Sekine // 1970

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The Gate in the Gorge // Richard Serra // 1986

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 Almost Snow Plow (L) // 1964-1976 & Nervures Minces (R) // 1983 // Alexander Calder

One Ton Prop (House of Gram Crackers)

IMG_9914As I was trying to think of works of art I could recreate using food, Richard Serra’s One Ton Prop (House of Cards) came to mind. Serra, a minimalist sculptor, creates this work using lead antimony and four plates. The plates are not attached to one another. Instead, they all lean on each other, similar to a house of cards. When I decided to try to make this work out of gram crackers, I thought it would take 5 minutes. It seemed quite simple. However, after thirty minutes I was growing frustrated. Every time I had three of the crackers leaning, I would place the fourth, only to see all of them fall over…again. Finally, by some miracle, they all leaned long enough for me to take a photo. Needless to say, I have a newfound respect for Richard Sera.

Check out One Ton Prop (House of Cards) on the MoMA website to compare Richard Serra’s work to my House of Gram Crackers.

http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/richard-serra-one-ton-prop-house-of-cards-1969-refabricated-1986

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