Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Truth To Materials Revisited

There is a lot of granite in Southeast Alaska Most of it is locked up in the mountains around here, but there are large and small chunks of granite (aka glacial erratics) everywhere left behind the retreating glaciers. Granite starts out as red-hot magma beneath the earth's crust, igneous rock which has plastic qualities as it flows upwards to the surface and cools. I was reminded of that primeval plasticity when I came across this piece in the sculpture garden at the Baltimore Museum of Art last week.

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