Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pic Today 2/18/16





STONE ARCHES
IN THE SNOW

A small, enclosed outdoor courtyard
at the St. Louis Art Museum
became the site for a unique installation
by English artist, Andrew Goldsworthy.

Goldsworthy is no stranger to  
working outdoors with natural materials,
so several years ago he had the idea
of using Missouri limestone
from a local quarry.

In an impossibly cramped space,
he lowered 300-tons of roughly hewn stone,
constructing twenty-five 10-foot high arches
employing ancient Roman dry-stone engineering.
(That means no mortar!)

See 3rd photo down of artist installing arch segments.

The arches look particularly beautiful
from our recent snowfall.

(Artist installation photo, courtesy St. Louis Art Museum.)
  

12 comments:

  1. Una instalación un tanto caótica pero muy interesante.
    Un saludo, Rick.

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  2. Gee!!
    What a job when you think so few people will get to see it!!
    Nonetheless, it is beautiful!
    Cheers, keep well Rick :)

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  3. Arte grandioso en un espacio tan reducido. Debe se complicado trabajar ahí.
    Cold in my city, but sunny. In many other cities in Spain ... a lot of snow. Winter came at last? For how long?
    Un abrazo

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  4. Fascinating backstory. Great captures, especially with snow.

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  5. Kunst zum anfassen auf kleinen Raum schön.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  6. The last one is my favourite!

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  7. Un trabajo muy interesante, la nieve le queda muy bien....

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  8. Very nice, and very beautiful snow! :-)

    Kisses!!

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  9. Amigo Forrestal,fotos muy interesantes,parece construciones árabes

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