Reflections on Calder at LACMA

Reflections on Calder at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a magnificent selection of outdoor sculpture, and one of the most enticing, is Alexander Calder‘s Three Quintains (“Hello Girls”), (1964), an amazing example of  his “stabiles“.

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Installed in the reflective pool in the Director’s Roundtable Garden, these wonder of these remarkable works is amplified by their softly rippling reflections in the water.

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These reflections enchant,  reflecting the ethereal yet whimsical wafting of movable parts through the space above.

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Kinetic yes, but in such a peaceful, natural way that one feels part of their creator’s universe and the universe they reflect in the viewing.

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Walking through the wafting air, by the rippling water,  amidst Calder’s gently moving creations may just help us to feel closer to our own creative force and a greater part of our own universe.

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Let’s celebrate one of LA’s treasures, a movable feast for the eyes, soul and spirit.

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Walk with Me

Walk with Me

WEB5Take a bucolic Santa Monica walk with me…one of many. Enter though the archway.

WEB9Feast your eyes on the magnificent purples of the Jacaranda blooms, punctuated by white paper lanterns round as moons.

WEB8Purple butterflies and pink flamingos strut and flutter across this yard.

WEB3Buried deep in the foliage of fern and palm, this house hosts garden sculpture and pink blossoms.

WEB6WEB5Intricate painting on a front gate door is enhanced by picturesque peeling, showing the effect of wind and weather.

WEBflr1Further Jacaranda glories line the street.  Tis the season.

WEBflr2Intense purples collide in colorific harmony…

WEB4Passing though? Or living here…don’t miss the delights  of walking  Santa Monica’s leafy avenues…hidden treasures and abject pleasures await those with patience, willingness, and an attentive eye.