Friday, August 3, 2012

Moonlit Storm King

We took a quick ride last night up north to do a Lunar Walk sponsored by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. This is a new venture for the museum and it was an intriguing way to experience the property, the sculptures and how this amazing place felt at night. There were all sorts of intrepid souls who were there for similar reasons to ourselves and the mood was buoyant with the sense of adventure.

One sculpture in particular, Spencer Finch’s Lunar whose surface (made of light emitting diodes that are powered by the scultpures' solar panels) had a beautiful glow. From a distance, watching my fellow visitors drink in its presence under a distant full moon seemed liked an illustration for something otherworldly.  In my imagination, nymphs in flowing dresses were dancing an ode to its celestial light.

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