Friday, July 25, 2014

The Way

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One of the most popular sculptures at Laumeier and my personal favorite is Alexander Liberman's The Way. The monumental work was designed for the site. Everyone has different interpretations. To me, it looks like an enormous, ruined gateway from a lost civilization, possibly ancient, possibly alien, placed in St. Louis for safekeeping. The park's website refers to the guns of a giant battleship. Either way, it conveys disarray and power. Maybe it is a metaphor for inevitable decay.          

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Nathalie H.D. said...

It really takes several photos to give a full idea of the structure and I can imagine how it can be interpreted in a great variety of ways.

I particularly like your first and fourth photos.

Halcyon said...

I definitely like that bright red!

Norma said...

I'm going to be the token idiot here.

It looks like it fell off a truck.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shots to get an idea of the volume and size of the sculpture.

William Kendall said...

Peculiar, but it makes for a formidable photo subject!

Memphis MOJO said...

Love the second image because it gives me a feeling for the size of the installation. Nice series.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is brilliant. Both by the artist and you.

Jack said...

Liberman's sculptures are great. They bear looking at from many different directions, as you have. I saw a big red sculpture of his at Storm King last summer. Storm King is a huge outdoor sculpture garden near the Hudson River.