Chakaia Booker's feathery rubber teepee emerging from behind a chartreuse bank of grass - simply stunning in the fall sunshine. Organic shapes from industrial waste, casting dramatic shadows and framing views of the landscape beyond. Treasure from trash - just my kind of thing
And as the rubber tires gently warm in the sunshine, the pungent smell adds another level of enjoyment Smelly Sculpture - marvelous!
Although the gallery show ends in December, the outdoor sculptures will remain until next July. I can't wait to see these in the snow...surrounded by daffodils...drenched by spring rains...bleached and weathered by the summer sun
Cut, Weld and Build Process in Works by Chakaia Booker
Inside Gallery : October 1, 2010 – December 3, 2010 Sculpture Park : October 1, 2010 - July 2011
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