Monday, September 22, 2008


This lovely sculpture is directly outside the main entrance of the University of St. Thomas' library on the St. Paul campus where I'm taking an art history course. Art work is scattered throughout the campus, both inside the buildings and outside on the grounds. Some are labelled, others are not. When I can't find the title or artist's name, I get a mite frustrated. In the past I've logged on to the school's website but have not been successful in finding a place where the art pieces are located and displayed. Guess I'll go to the library and ask them to help me out! Isn't this a lovely piece, though, especially against the bright blue sky with scattered clouds? It reminds me a bit of some of the pieces I've seen at camps, commemorating the Holocaust (Dachau outside of Munich for one), but instead of twisted bodies, this is very joyful with freedom of movement. As bodies were meant to be!!

[After today I'm going to take a little break. I need to reorder my life and priortize my activities in a slightly different way for awhile. But, I'll be back, dipping in now and then to see what you people are doing before I return full-time again].


  1. surprenante cette sculpture, les modèles étaient vraiment très souples.
    Reviens nous vite et profite de ton break.

    Surprisingly this sculpture, models were very flexible.
    Come back soon and we take your break.

  2. Enjoy your break, dear Kate (and don't forget your gymnastics course! ;-)

  3. Hello Kate !
    Very nice sculpture !
    And Beautiful photo.
    See You later !

  4. This very nice statue also reminds me of something similar I've seen somewhere... but where and what?

    Take your time... but not too long! :-))

  5. I really like this sculpture. The movement really makes the bodies seem light as air. Very neat.

    Have fun on your break. I'm thinking of taking one myself!

  6. Thanks for this lovely sculpture today. We will miss you. Hurry back.

  7. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Thanks for this lovely sculpture
    and for all the previous blogs.
    Have a nice break and please,come back soon.

  8. Yes, this piece has captured the movement wonderfully. I know how frustrating it can be not to find a little nugget of history about something you want to post, it happens to me all the time!

    Enjoy your break. Looking forward to your return :)

  9. Anonymous4:30 PM

    That is very lovely. I'm showing sculptures on Glasgow DP this week too.

    Hope you have a good break and come back refreshed and with your priorities and whatnot sorted! Take care.

  10. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Have a good day off, Kate. I did enjoy a look at this piece of art. Nice work.

  11. We will miss you but sometimes a break is good. Enjoy your art history class and I do love this sculpture of the children.

  12. I believe this is Constellation Earth by Paul Granlund.

    I haven't added that sculpture to my site yet, but I do run a site that maps and identifies public art in the Twin Cities: Start Seeing Art. It wouldn't have helped you this time around, but maybe next time it will (currently we have over 350 works identified).

  13. Kate the sculpture is indeed beautiful. Enjoy your time away but hurry back to us when you can.

  14. Kate, we will miss you and your lovely photographs! Don't stay away too long, but enjoy your break.

  15. Makes you wonder what was going on in the sculptor's mind as he worked out all this geometry.

  16. Coucou Kate,
    Once again you need a break, it's so (and it will be the case for me too, soon).
    Then you will be stronger and will enjoy to blog again
    Happily you will come and visit your friends and give your hands to them, like these happy dancers
    They seem to be part of a jewel, a kind of solid ring or bangle

    Enjoy your pause, and see you soon

  17. Hi Kate! Here I am to enjoy your lovely blog on my weekly visit!
    And this week we have again some wonderful pictures. The sculpture could be from Millesgarden in Stockholm! Great shot!
    Look forward to reading you at Blogtrotter, now back in Chania!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Hi Kate, I'm glad that I stopped by.
    I hope that you enjoy your break and come back feeling fine.
    I like the sculpture very much - you composed it beautifully!

  19. Naughty Fab that several issues kept him far from each friend-blog. This is one of them and I miss you even if, as said, I don't visit your blog as offten as I would.

  20. Kate, hope you come back soon but I totally understand the need for the break. I am probably heading in that direction myself after two years of doing the Phoenix blog and now Santa Fe. Sometimes I feel like just throwing in the towel.
    But something always brings me back. I think its the great people I have met online. Enjoy your time off.

  21. Definitely a lovely statue. Perhaps with a little prodding on your part, your school will start mapping out all the statues around the campus.

    I understand how you feel about taking a break. Hope you get all your personal projects accomplished.

  22. Thank you for coming on Chateau Gontier daily photo. When will you start again to publish on your blog ?

  23. this is stunning...I love the sculptures you find like this...

  24. stunning pic!
    It is sometimes necessary to step back from the cyber world, as the real one demands to be attended to! Is the Obama Campaign keeping you busy? Much as I will miss you, saving the world from another 4 years of the previous administration seems like a very worthwhile way to spend your time!!


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