Thursday, January 12, 2006

"Meditation Labyrinth"

I wish I had known about this on New Year's Day so I could have taken my own photos. More pics and article about this work of art by Kirk Van Allyn here. This is outlined in rock salt and pebbles, and invites the viewer to interact. It only lasted a few hours before the surf recaptured it. But this is the essence of art--to ask people to touch it, feel it...have a reaction. To walk away just a little bit changed. I love it. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous aubrey1872 said...


I think artistic thought went into this, rather than artistic skill. I also see it as a bit intrusive; I would hate to see a beautiful beach carved like that. Perhaps the artist himself felt that too, which is why he built it near the tide, which waits for...never mind.

You're right, art must inspire people to think and to feel, but there should be imagination in the rendering; it shouldn't stop with the idea.

All this may mean that I'm a bit of a traditionalist; but only a bit.


7:05 PM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

I like that kind of art (interactive & Temporary) too. Once upon a time ago in the 70's or 60's there was a n artist who made a "dock" - I can't think of what it really was - that was in the shape of a spiral that went out into the lake. So anyone could take a walk and walk on the earthen mound shaped like a spiral in the lake. I think it is pretty much gone now.... Even back then you could only "see" it from the air.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Will Powers said...

I think it's fantastic, conceptually and visually. I think "why didnt I think of that first?" It IS art.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Will Powers said...

Oh, and as for me not liking National Will day, you're right, I do have problems with being the centre or center (depending on which side of the Atlantic pond you're on) with being in the spotlight, why do u think that is?

10:33 AM  

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