POTD: Jagged Canopy

Jagged Canopy
New York, New York
2017

This tree in Central Park, was quite a ways behind its neighbors in leafing out for summer. I like the contrast of the delicate new leaves carried on the jagged structure of the tree branches.

 

POTD: Watching the Eclipse

Watching the Eclipse
New York, New York
2017

Although it’s not going to happen for another couple of months, I often find myself thinking about the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. Clouds willing, it will be my first (and likely only) time experiencing the phenomenon. Apparently these figurines at the Guggenheim Museum have been thinking about it too.

POTD: Shadow Art #2

Shadow Art #2
New York, New York
2017

Another photo courtesy of Calder. I see so many interesting shadows of artwork in museums it makes me wonder if that is something that is routinely taken into account when setting up displays. I know they pay special attention to how the actual artwork is illuminated, especially when it comes to accentuating features in 3D works but I don’t know if that care extends to the shadows on the floor and walls as well. I’m pretty sure the shadows of display tables as I’ve captured previously are not considered when setting up an exhibit, yet even those can have an impact (on viewers like me anyway).

POTD: Syzygy

Syzygy
New York, New York
2017

Calder likely was not thinking of planetary systems when he built this mobile, but that’s certainly what it made me think of. I was immediately reminded of the orrery that was in the classroom back in my grade school days.