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October 21, 2008

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Janice in GA

My first thought was that I wanted to see the saw that sliced through that boulder.

My second thought was realizing that he probably just cut it whatever way and then polished the middle bits.

Reality is often rather less dramatic than my imaginings.

Linda Cunningham

Interesting piece. I've always been a fan of non-representative sculpture (the Henry Moore stuff at the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of my favourites when I'm there) but we have precious little of it on public display here in Calgary (two works in separate locations by Katie Ohe and a corner with some Sorel Etrog spring to mind, but after that, I draw a blank).

And it's something that I'm starting to look at exploring with fibre: so far, my 3D work has been small, but I may have the opportunity to do a large performative knitting installation in January -- this piece has given me some additional ideas. :-)

Joanne

I love art that appeals to multiple senses. So, the smell of water on rock--I get that. It is a rich scent and just right for a piece of functional art. I also think there's something really poignant about mounting stone in the New England air. It shows the might of the industrial age and its interaction with nature. (all those textile mills needed the water...) Thanks for showing us this art...almost as good as being there!

Susan J Tweit

Thanks for this fascinating look at Gummer's work and the lovely shout-out for Richard. He's my favorite sculptor, of course, but then twenty-five years of love may have prejudiced my view! I hope the trip was fruitful and that you enjoyed being pampered at the inn where you stayed. ;~)

LynnH

I ***LOVE*** MassMOCA. I was there not long after they opened, when the upside-down trees looked really happy that way.

I was also there three days after the flag-knitting done by construction-equipment cranes. Super cool.

That place has the most spectacular installations of changing-as-you-watch-it art I've ever seen. They have room to do amazing things, just amazing.

Even better than the Art Gallery of Ontario, probably in part because of the vast size of the site.

Any place that strongly features art by people who are still alive, rocks. Hirshorn(sp) in DC, Detroit Institute of Arts, Toledo, all of those have art by those still around to chat about it. All places I revere. (I seem to remember something wonderful in Buffalo, NY, also.)

The rock is wonderful, I don't remember seeing it last I was there. It's a reeeeally long drive, I don't usually try to get there in only one day of driving. Must plan ahead!

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