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Muscle by Amy Toscani

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Muscle Created in 2004 by Amy Toscani, “Muscle” is 26 feet tall, features a piece at the top that spins in the wind and the colors and shapes make for a playfully interactive sculpture. Or kind of weird, depending on how cynical you want to be.

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Embracing Reason by Don Osborne

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

"Embracing Reason" “Embracing Reason” by Don Osborne in the Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul is one of those sculptures that invites people to climb on it. Sometimes I think that’s the way sculpture should be.

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Frame by Shaun Cassidy

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

"Frame" This one cracks me up. “Frame” by Shaun Cassidy in the Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul is such a goofy bit of art about art. On one hand it’s just asking for the ‘you call that art?!’ response, on the other hand it’s a rather clever and playful poke at art — and if you want to be entirely too serious the stark white, empty frame says something damning about modern art (or modern life or society or whatever you feel like denigrating).

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Grace a Toi by Mark di Suvero

Friday, December 7th, 2007

"Grace a Toi" Mark di Suvero often uses large, metal I-beams in his abstract work, often with elements that swing or move. “Grace a Toi” in the Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul is no different. The massive work sits in the middle of the park, one of the large pieces near the top moving in the wind. Which is kind of an eerie feeling when you’re walking under it.

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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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