Monday, 24 December 2018
Between sunrise in Iowa…
…and sunset in Wyoming….
…we found a sculpture garden in a field, including a massive bull’s head (I assume bull(?)) and carefully propped up horse.
And, with her back to the Missouri River at Chamberlain SD, we found “Dignity: of Earth & Sky” (by Dale Lamphere), an even more massive presence at some fifty feet in height.
In the late afternoon light, the star quilt pattern was magnificent viewed from behind as the sunlight came through the blue panels. Most visitors never look at the back, and when you notice the armature (is that what it is?) on the facing side, it becomes clear you are meant to also walk around the back of the figure. I think, given that today was the 24th of December, that her alternate name should be Madonna of the Missouri.
Quite a different kind of sculpture: the giant round hay bales.
And I’m tired. Carry on.