Thursday, August 07, 2008

"Where the buffalo roam..."-#19

This unusual sculpture can be found on the third floor of the New Mexico state capitol in Santa Fe. Look closely and you'll see some of materials used in this piece that honors the buffalo: newsprint, metals of different kinds, wires, audio tape, and paint brushes. It's an impressive and imposing piece of art.

10 comments:

  1. I love this, Kate. What a glorious piece of art.

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  2. une belle création et un bel hommage aux bisons qui ont disparus (où presque)

    a beautiful creation and a fitting tribute to bison who have disappeared (where almost)

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  3. Une très belle réalisation ! Etonnante !

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  4. It is very impressive and it is also well thought out. I can't imagine even tackling something like this from scratch.

    Have you ever seen a large buffalo herd? Impressive indeed but nothing like the two large herds that once occupied our country. Over 60 million animals.

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  5. Wow! Certainly an impressive piece.

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  6. At first I thought it was a real buffalo head, but when I opened your blog I was happy to see it's a sculpture.

    I saw some live buffalo this weekend in Denver. They really are magnificent creatures.

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  7. Great piece of sculpture, very inventive!

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  8. How clever. I really enjoyed looking closely to see all the items used in the creation of the buffalo.

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  9. Whoa, I just scrolled down and found this fine bison. I love the materials and the textures. I would definitely have to touch this one.

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  10. I saw this as part of a traveling exhibit and recommend viewing it in person - it is HUGE and the objects in the texture include finds like 35mm film rolls curled out of their canister and a fishing reel - truly fabulous - who's the artist?

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