Sep 16, 2010

Street Art

I have a few things awaiting photo shoots and even more that are just thisclose to being finished but I found something pretty cool to share today anyway. This is an art installation in front of the National Museum of Women in the Arts which is about a 5 minute walk from my office. I went over yesterday to get a better look and some pictures for you.

This is the view as I approached it. I don't know if you can tell but the sculptures byNiki de Saint Phalle are placed in a raised and grassy median right in front of the museum which is to the right. The first figure that greeted me is called Nana on a Dolphin.


Then there are Les Trois Graces.


Here's a close up of one of the graces. I took the picture to give you a better view of the details in the shapes but now I notice that it really highlights the figures ample rear. Suddenly I don't feel quite so bad.


I just love this colorful Arbre Serpents. Right behind it is a building I like a lot. It's an old Greyhound bus station that is now the lobby of an office building. Very cool and art deco.


I'm kind of curious about these last 2 figures which are called #23 Basketball Player. The one in the red shorts has a #23 on the front of his shirt but I find myself wondering why he's being held up by silvery one. Can't he jump?


I really enjoyed taking these pictures and the walk itself was lovely too. Maybe I can try to do this a few more times before the weather gets too cold.


Carole Knits said...

Those are awesome figures! Maybe the silver one is supposed to represent lightening and the lightening is helping the basketball player to make a great shot? Beats me!

sprite said...

If you go in the lobby of the old bus depot, there is a little museum/exhibit on its history.

Also, the median installation is eventually going to carry the rest of the way down to where New York meets up with the old library building (not the current MLK location, but the building that was, for a period of time, the D.C. museum) in front of the convention center. I think they're adding it a block a year, or something like that.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

How neat to be able to take in art so close to work! Makes me wish I was in a bit more metropolitan area!