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"Endless Column" by Tal Streeter

Except for my parents visiting I now also have my brother visiting. Many people in a small apartment is a bit narrow so an outside activity is a good choice. Especially as the weather is, once more, just great. We decided to make a short ride upstate to the open air museum / sculpture garden of Storm King Art Center which was advised by my colleague Florin.

Storm King Art Center can be, more or less, compared to a museum like the outside section of the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands (see here and here). It is a 2-km² (500 acres) wide area of cultivated landscape filled with statues in between the beautiful hills of the Hudson Valley. It was named after the nearby Storm King Mountain, see here.

"Pyramidian" by Mark di Suvero
The center was founded in 1960 by Ralph E. Ogden as a museum for Hudson Valley painters. Nowadays it hosts mostly modern sculptures. Many of them by sculptor Mark di Suvero of whom a small selection was exposed earlier this year at New York City's Governors Island, see here.

One of the most remarkable sculptures in the park is Three Legged Buddha by the Chinese artist, Zhang Huan. Apart from the sculpture itself, which is already impressive and remarkable, the fact that the statue can be used to cremate deceased makes it for me the most unusual piece of art.

We had to get used to the end of the Daylight Saving Time. The sun started setting behind the neighboring Schunemunk Mountain much earlier than expected, giving a moment of mysterious Twilight followed by the deep red evening glow.

More pictures below! AND... also a video below!!

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Endless Column by Tal Streeter
"Endless Column" by Tal Streeter
Pyramidian by Mark di Suvero
"Pyramidian" by Mark di Suvero
Although it looks really artistic,…
Although it looks really artistic…
Ionic Columns from the former Arms…
Ionic Columns from the former Arm…
A Moment In Time by Chakaia Book…
"A Moment In Time" by Chakaia Boo…
For Paul by Usula von Rydingsvard
"For Paul" by Usula von Rydingsvard
Part of Mamo Taro by Isamu Noguc…
Part of "Mamo Taro" by Isamu Nogu…
Overview. Adam by Alexander Libe…
Overview. "Adam" by Alexander Lib…
Free Ride Home by Kenneth Snelson
"Free Ride Home" by Kenneth Snelson
Free Ride Home by Kenneth Snelson
"Free Ride Home" by Kenneth Snelson
View from the old mansion, which n…
View from the old mansion, which …
Lliad by Alexander Liberman
"Lliad" by Alexander Liberman
Endless Column by Tal Streeter
"Endless Column" by Tal Streeter
Endless Column by Tal Streeter
"Endless Column" by Tal Streeter
Endless Column by Tal Streeter
"Endless Column" by Tal Streeter
Adam by Alexander Liberman
"Adam" by Alexander Liberman
Part of Three-Fold Manifestation …
Part of "Three-Fold Manifestation…
Sea Change by George Cutts
"Sea Change" by George Cutts
Adonai by Alexander Liberman
"Adonai" by Alexander Liberman
Three-Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan
"Three-Legged Buddha" by Zhang Huan
Three-Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan
"Three-Legged Buddha" by Zhang Huan
Three-Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan
"Three-Legged Buddha" by Zhang Huan
Three-Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan
"Three-Legged Buddha" by Zhang Huan
Sunset over Schunemunk Mountain …
"Sunset over Schunemunk Mountain"…
Pyramidian by Mark di Suvero
"Pyramidian" by Mark di Suvero
Frogs Legs by Mark di Suvero
"Frogs Legs" by Mark di Suvero
"Sea Change" by George Cutts
Storm King Art Center - NY
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