“If your reduce sculpture to the flat plane of the temporal experience of the work. (…) the experience of the work is inseparable from the place in which the work resides. Apart from that condition, any experience of the work is a deception.”
― Richard Serra
Hall Texas Sculpture Walk with the Wyly Theater, Dallas Arts District
Mosaic – Sonia King – VisionShift
HALL Texas Sculpture Walk
“this was an environment built, not for man, but for man’s absence.”
― J.G. Ballard, High-Rise
Wells Fargo Tower in Fort Worth, Texas. Click on image for a higher resolution image in Flickr.
I have always been fascinated with the view of skyscrapers, looking up, from the sidewalk beneath. They cease to be buildings and are converted into insane abstract constructions.
Love/Hate – what amazing examples of man’s imagination, ambition, and effort – yet they are also the least human of buildings. From the street they are nothing but glass walls with tiny openings guarded by armed guards. Man is not welcomed into his own creations.
(title paraphrased from High-Rise, by J. G. Ballard. I wrote about it here).
“So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, All the Sad Young Men
Sculpture – Happy Again, 2014, Steel, by Michelle O’Michael
Building – Wyly Theater, Dallas, Texas