Sunday, January 3, 2010
I went to the Nassau County Museum of Art today to see the show of Norman Rockwell paintings, and Saturday Evening Post covers from the 1920's to the 1960's, featuring his artwork. On the way to the museum I passed this sculpture on the lawn, and stopped in my tracks. At first glance it just looks like a human figure, but as you look more closely you see that it is made of layers of flagstone with ragged edges carefully stacked! It is simply stunning in it's simplicity and in it's beauty, and in the feeling it creates when you contemplate it. I didn't stop to photograph it on the way in because I was cold - it was 22 degrees here today. On the way out I did stop, and quickly photographed it, but forgot to look for the plaque that identified the artist. What a dolt I am. I am sorry I didn't get this information for you. I want to go back and photograph it again in the Spring in different light.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:09 PM