Sunday, August 19, 2012

Off-Kilter Cure

When the universe feels off-kilter (and boy-oh-boy did it ever feel off today), it's a good idea to veer toward ART.  Even if you don't have the where-with-all to make some art (and yes, chocolate cookies count), you can go out and find some art to look at. 

Today we drove up to the Paradise Ridge sculpture garden, one of the best free art galleries in the county.  Great views, a nice walk through the woods, and lots of cool sculptures.      

Their latest show features the work of 36 sculptors, "curated by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, in honor of Al Voigt, who was well-known for boosting the quality and quantity of public art in Northern California."   The pieces on display include modern abstract, contemporary post modern, and works created for Black Rock City in the Nevada desert (my favorite). 

As usual, very few people were there...even on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.
Paradise Ridge is one of my best-secret-all-time-favorite places.  

This piece is supposed to include water and fire! 
It would be great to see it "working" some day.

A memorial temple.  There's a pretty little garden in the middle of it,
and a big box of permanent markers. 
Folks have been writing messages on the fabric, and on the wooden walls.

Bruce Johnson's latest work...about 15' tall.  Redwood, glass and copper.

1 comment:

Elf said...

Wow, I want to go there! Their web site's "Directions" page is completely blank! No wonder no one ever goes there. Can you give me any info, like an address or where it is? (Their only addresses are for 2 different tasting rooms.)

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