Thursday, April 3, 2008

K is for Kombination: Katonah Museum of Art and Drew Klotz

This was posted yesterday, Alphabet Wednesday, but somehow became stuck as a "draft," so I'll try again.

“K” day almost passed me by, (thanks Marie of Montpellier, flagged as a favorite) for the shot which woke me up.

Of course K could be for Katonah, but at five in the afternoon, the Katonah Museum of Art seemed a more manageable topic. The museum was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, a well-known architect (1915 -2004), who, if memory serves me correctly, actually lived for a time in Katonah.

“Titan,” by Drew Klotz was installed while I was in France last month.. I’d heard about it, even flew by it on my daily errands. But until I stood in its shadow, I had know idea just how wonderful it would be.

I can’t find a website for David Klotz, he appears to live near Westport Connecticut and is connected with the Westport Arts Center. According to the Museum, “The wind driven sculpture is in constant motion; its red circular forms hypnotically swivel in multiple directions. The 20-foot high aluminum sculpture combines mechanical genius with artistic flair to welcome visitors to the Katonah Museum.”

Last night the wind howled through the trees, leaving us to start the day without power (or computers). While I was shooting this afternoon, the wind, which you can hear on the video, was cold and biting; but it was just what the sculpture needed in order to dance. The museum website says it will be on exhibit until June 2007. I hope they mean June, 2009. It would be lovely to see the sculpture during all four seasons.

I tried to add a video but it was apparently too big. I'll try again another time ... only because it's good for lowering blood pressure.


Gunilla said...

Fine art posts! I also like the photo from the reservoir.
See you next week!

Kate said...

I hope also that the sculpture stqays up for awhile so that you can see it in all seasons. Interesting piece.

Kim said...

That is a great piece of art, thank you for sharing :)

Neva said...

Between Theme Day and ABC wed....I am having a heck of time getting to everyone but I will!!!!this is a good choice...K was hard for me!

alice said...

My first visit to your blog...Thank you for commenting mine!

Inkster1 said...

Hello, Everyone:

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a bit behind but am hoping to catch up with eacy of you ... unfortunately, this sculpture comes down in June, I will definitely have to video before then!