Archive for November 2007

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Walking Man by George Segal

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Added to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 1988, “Walking Man” by George Segal is, like many of his works, made from a plaster cast of a real person. The process gives the final bronze creation an incredible level of detail, such as the Nike logo on the figure’s shoes. You can’t help but feel for […]

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Jaguar Throne by Peter Morales

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Much like Craig David’s “Peace Table”, I think “Jaguar Throne” created by Peter Morales in 2001 in St. Paul’s Western Sculpture Park is another great example of functional art. Why have just a bench when you can have a work of art? And why have another work of art that you’re not supposed to touch? […]

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The History of the Neighborhood House by Craig David

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

The four paneled mosaic mural on the Neighborhood House’s Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building showcases the diverse history of St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood. Artist Craig David has at least three other works within a few blocks, and between the art and the culture it’s a nice neighborhood to wander around.

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Peace Table by Craig David

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I like the concept of benches that are more than a place to park your butt and artwork that’s only for looking but not touching. I like when the two intermingle, when benches go beyond simple functionality and when artwork invites you to do engage your other senses. “Peace Table” by Craig David in Cherokee […]

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Henrik Ibsen by Jacob Fjelde

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Norwegian-born artist Jacob Fjelde created this bust of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and a Norwegian fraternal organization gave it to the City of St. Paul in 1907. If a statue could ever claim Norwegian citizenship, this one has a shot. Henrik was on display in Como Park until the bust was stolen in 1982. In […]

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The Watcher by Zoran Mojsilov

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

It sits there in North High Bridge Park in St. Paul just, well, watching. The park had a surplus of rock after creating garden walls in 1994 and turned to Serbian-born sculptor Zoran Mojsilov to make something out of the pile of rock. And that’s what he did, working all summer and finishing the piece […]

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Red Alert by Al Wadzinski

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

This bird sits on University Avenue in St. Paul, beckoning pedestrians from the street up through the parking lot to a Goodwill store. It’s called “Red Alert” and it’s by Al Wadzinski. It just seems right — a sculpture made of junk in front on a second-hand store. And if that’s not ironic enough for […]

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