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Paisley Perch by Peter Morales

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Another Minnesota Rocks project, the second for Peter Morales, “Paisley Perch” is another of his functionally artistic benches this one located in the southeast corner of Como Park in St. Paul. It also has a shape suggestive of an animal, but it’s not nearly as direct as some of his other work. Initially it struck […]

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Cajibracan by Peter Morales

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Another Minnesota Rocks creation, this animal-like sculpture made me think of Jaguar Throne a few miles away in St. Paul’s Western Sculpture Park. And it should, since Cajibracan is also by Peter Morales. There’s just something about the face of this one–is it smiling? Maybe? Not really? Kind of. It looks out at the intersection […]

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Untitled by Salah Hammad

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

This is another interesting figure on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in St. Paul. This one was created by Egyptian sculptor Salah Hammad in 2006 as a part of Minnesota Rocks, a project of the International Stone Carving Symposium. This one has a little more going on than Sentinels just up the road, offering […]

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Sentinels by Juergen Zaun

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

These two figures stand at an overlook above the Mississippi River. Of course you can’t actually see the river from where the figures are. They’re set so far back from the bluff they seem a little random, like they’re standing guard over the parking lot.

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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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