The weather could not have been more perfect, and I got to spend a good amount of time exploring the downtown, which happened to at the opportune moment give me the chance to stumble into the BCA (Burlington City Arts) Center.
| Model for Neuron 2, 2010 |
photo with permission from BCA Center
The sculpture above is by Roxy Paine, who has done a bunch of other "dendroid" sculptures comme ça. Anyone who's ever tried to draw a tree knows it's no walk in the …forest (…) so Paine gets kudos all around just for making this thing look like a straight-up root system. He has made about 25 in the series since 1999, and, I realized, the more I looked at these mesmerizing trees, it looks familiar (no, not because I've seen trees before, but thanks). Graft (2009) is a life-size welded tree-sculpture which I saw in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. during one of my touristy outings in the capitol this spring-- huzzah!
Oh and here is a quite artsy shot (if I do say so) of Rachel's lovely fingers amidst some freshly acquired four-leaf-clovers:
TWO BIG PHOTOS. That should make up for the last post.