I'm sorry to be posting so much today, but when I'm inspired to do so (especially before I get snowed under grading exams and projects).
To: Sam Cree; Liz; Joe 6-pack; woofie; vannrox; giotto; iceskater; Conspiracy Guy; Dolphy; ...
Art Education/Appreciation ping.
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Perhaps because I was in NYC, I was also thinking about Turrells connection to, or contrast with, the works of Christo. I was privileged to have seen the Gates on a sunny February day; the mood was close to euphoric. Turrell and Christo have spent about the same amount of money on their projects: $22 million. Christo used no federal funds, but Turrell has used grants and private donations to support his work. His funding is tight; it is unknown when the crater will be finished. But his work is permanent. Christo also spend decades on his project; it is now permanent only in our memories and imaginations. They have taken the ideas of American space and landscape into our own bodies by having us progress through the pieces to the ultimate goal of renewed awareness of ourselves and our place in the city, community and the world. Art doesnt get much better than this.
Here is another:
Walter De Maria
The Lightning Field
posted on 10/23/2005 5:12:29 PM PDT
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